The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last
Titel: The Heart Goes Last
Auteur: Atwood, Margaret
Bestelnr.: 9780349007298
Uitgever: Little Brown UK
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Paperback edition of Atwood's dystopian novel, set in a near-future in which American citizens can buy security by spending some time in prison. From the Booker Prize winning author of }The Handmaid's Tale{ and }The Blind Assassin{. 'Gloriously madcap...' Stephanie Merritt, }Observer

Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs and in a rather desperate state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project in the town of Consilience - a 'social experiment' offering stable jobs and a home of their own - they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month, swapping their home for a prison cell.  

At first, all is well. But slowly, unknown to the other, Stan and Charmaine develop a passionate obsession with their counterparts, the couple that occupy their home when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire take over, and Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.