Margaret Atwood

The Heart Goes Last

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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 social 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…
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    Мариshared an impression2 years ago
    👍Worth reading
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    Not the greatest of Atwood's works, but an entertaining read.

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    Мариhas quoted2 years ago
    Smile, and the world smiles with you, Grandma Win used to say. Cry, and you cry alone.
    Мариhas quoted2 years ago
    if she doesn’t take control of herself she’s going to get cranky. But crankiness leads to bad outcomes, if you don’t have any power to back up your crankiness
    Мариhas quoted2 years ago
    The best thing with crazy people, Grandma Win used to say – the only thing, really – is to be somewhere else.

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