The heart goes last: a novel

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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 have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled"--
Enrolling in a project that allows them to live in safe homes between alternate service months spent in prison, a homeless couple is threatened by troubling events stemming from the wife's involvement with another project member.
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The heart goes last /Margaret Atwood.
PR9199.3.A8H43 2015b
FIC028010FIC016000
Read by Cassandra Campbell and Mark Deakins.
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9780804194914
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At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled"--Provided by publisher., "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. 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subject_facet Adultery -- Fiction, Audiobooks, FICTION / Dystopian, FICTION / Humorous / General, FICTION / Science Fiction / Action & Adventure, Homeless persons -- Fiction, Large type books, Married people -- Fiction, Prisoners -- Fiction, Prisons -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction, Science fiction, Spouses -- Fiction
title_display The heart goes last
title_full The Heart Goes Last, The Heart Goes Last A Novel, The heart goes last / Margaret Atwood, The heart goes last [sound recording] : a novel / Margaret Atwood
title_short The heart goes last
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Adultery, Fantasy, Fiction, Homeless persons, Humor (Fiction), Large type books, Married people, Prisoners, Prisons, Regression (Civilization), Science Fiction, Spouses