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The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last (Hardback)

By Atwood, Margaret

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Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and soci...al collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around--and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their civilian homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.
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ISBN 9780385540353
Released NZ 29 Sep 2015
Publisher Nan A. Talese
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780385540353
Stock Ready to ship - between 10 to 50 items
Publisher Nan A. Talese
Imprint Nan A. Talese
Released 29 Sep 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
 › 3 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 635g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychological fiction, Married people, Prisoners, FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure, FICTION / Humorous
NBS Text Science Fiction & Fantasy
ONIX Text General/trade