The Resource The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood

The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood

Label
The heart goes last
Title
The heart goes last
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Atwood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
The premise of Atwood’s latest is interesting, grounded strongly in current social and economic issues. The writing is as elegant and beautiful, as always with Atwood. I recommend this book because it is a wonderful and thought-provoking novel. People who have enjoyed other Atwood works should definitely take a look at this one. -- Lauren Mitchell for LibraryReads
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10440389
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Unemployment
  • Prisons
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Prisons
  • Unemployment
Target audience
adult
Label
The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900030923
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780385540353
Lccn
2015016476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900030923
Label
The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn900030923
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780385540353
Lccn
2015016476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)900030923

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