The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

  • Publish Date: 2016-08-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Margaret Atwood
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From the #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Handmaid's Tale

Stan and Charmaine, a young urban couple, have been hit by job loss and bankruptcy in the midst of a nationwide economic collapse. Forced to live in their third-hand Honda, where they are vulnerable to roving gangs, they think the gated community of Consilience may be the answer to their prayers. If they sign a life contract, theyll get a job and a lovely house . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents must leave their homes and serve as inmates in the Positron prison system. At first, this seems worth it: they will have a roof over their heads and food on the table. But when a series of troubling events unfolds, Positron begins to look less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. The Heart Goes Last is a vivid, urgent vision of development and decay, freedom and surveillance, struggle and hopeand the timeless workings of the human heart.

One of the Best Books of the Year:The Boston Globe

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