The Heart Goes Last: A Novel

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From the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testamentsin the gated community of Consilience, residents who sign a contract will get a job and a lovely house for six months of the year ... if they serve as inmates in the Positron prison system for the alternate months.

Stan and Charmaine, a young urban couple, have been hit by job loss and bankruptcy in the midst of 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. 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 hope—and the timeless workings of the human heart.
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October 10, 2015
Any emotional retard like me will love this book. If you like mysteries, romance and futuristic twists, it's awesome. I couldn't read this in one sitting because it made me so angry and screwed with my head so much. But it was a great read. Different from my normal.
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Amelia Nichols
November 9, 2015
Atwood has long been my favorite author, but this book is not up to her usual quality of writing. It's tremendously repetitive and unusually graphic.
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Gail Furman
January 30, 2016
Atwood at the top of her game. Great character development and plot.
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About the author

MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, MaddAddam.She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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