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The heart goes last
The heart goes last
Atwood, Margaret, 1939-2015
Charmaine and Stan are young and in love. Victims of a growing divide between the haves and the have-nots, they struggle to keep their relationship alive in the face of increasing poverty. Now living in their car, they survive on tips from Charmaine's job at filthy dive bar, until the day they see an advertisement for a social experiment offering security, community, and a break from the daily grind of their current existence. .. Leaving behind the uncertainty of their former lives, they sign themselves up for the perfectly manicured lawns of Consilience, with its stable jobs and protection from the increasingly unruly and angry population outside its walls. All they have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month - with a voluntary imprisonment. .. But what seems at first to be a balancing act worth investing in for the safety of a permanent roof over their heads, soon turns into a nightmare of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire... Brilliantly conceived and executed, with a pace that will leave you breathless, The Heart Goes Last is a powerful satire of life in the twenty-first century, charged throughout with Margaret Atwood's signature devastating wit, irony and keen perception.
Main title:
The heart goes last / Margaret Atwood.
London : Bloomsbury, 2015.©2015
xii, 308 pages ; 25 cm.
9781408867785 (hardback)1408867788 (hardback)
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Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionATWOOnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionATWOAvailable
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionATWOOnloan - Due: 01 Dec 2020
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionATWOAvailable
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionATWOUnavailable due to Sandringham Library Building Project until the end of 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)