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The Heart Goes Last - A Novel

Margaret Atwood

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins

Length:

12h 11m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

01:24


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

03:39


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:23


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

17:09


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

12:48


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

09:37


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

05:51


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

07:15


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

14:14


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

10:05


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

15:05


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

12:38


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

11:29


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

11:37


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

06:43


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

08:45


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

07:50


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

08:47


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

09:47


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

11:50


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

13:49


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

08:37


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

12:45


Part 5, Chapter 23
Part 5, Chapter 23

14:41


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

13:40


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

10:30


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

13:11


Part 6, Chapter 27
Part 6, Chapter 27

08:34


Part 6, Chapter 28
Part 6, Chapter 28

13:10


Part 6, Chapter 29
Part 6, Chapter 29

08:30


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

11:19


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

08:14


Part 7, Chapter 32
Part 7, Chapter 32

12:07


Part 7, Chapter 33
Part 7, Chapter 33

10:25


Part 7, Chapter 34
Part 7, Chapter 34

12:28


Part 8, Chapter 35
Part 8, Chapter 35

07:24


Part 8, Chapter 36
Part 8, Chapter 36

12:14


Part 8, Chapter 37
Part 8, Chapter 37

09:14


Part 8, Chapter 38
Part 8, Chapter 38

08:24


Part 8, Chapter 39
Part 8, Chapter 39

11:38


Part 9, Chapter 40
Part 9, Chapter 40

08:30


Part 9, Chapter 41
Part 9, Chapter 41

12:03


Part 9, Chapter 42
Part 9, Chapter 42

08:47


Part 9, Chapter 43
Part 9, Chapter 43

10:43


Part 9, Chapter 44
Part 9, Chapter 44

08:33


Part 10, Chapter 45
Part 10, Chapter 45

08:21


Part 10, Chapter 46
Part 10, Chapter 46

13:46


Part 10, Chapter 47
Part 10, Chapter 47

08:28


Part 10, Chapter 48
Part 10, Chapter 48

06:12


Part 10, Chapter 49
Part 10, Chapter 49

11:22


Part 10, Chapter 50
Part 10, Chapter 50

10:36


Part 11, Chapter 51
Part 11, Chapter 51

13:33


Part 11, Chapter 52
Part 11, Chapter 52

08:40


Part 11, Chapter 53
Part 11, Chapter 53

14:58


Part 11, Chapter 54
Part 11, Chapter 54

08:28


Part 11, Chapter 55
Part 11, Chapter 55

08:10


Part 11, Chapter 56
Part 11, Chapter 56

08:25


Part 12, Chapter 57
Part 12, Chapter 57

08:58


Part 12, Chapter 58
Part 12, Chapter 58

16:18


Part 12, Chapter 59
Part 12, Chapter 59

10:41


Part 12, Chapter 60
Part 12, Chapter 60

12:16


Part 13, Chapter 61
Part 13, Chapter 61

09:12


Part 13, Chapter 62
Part 13, Chapter 62

09:20


Part 13, Chapter 63
Part 13, Chapter 63

10:27


Part 14, Chapter 64
Part 14, Chapter 64

08:45


Part 14, Chapter 65
Part 14, Chapter 65

10:24


Part 14, Chapter 66
Part 14, Chapter 66

08:06


Part 14, Chapter 67
Part 14, Chapter 67

17:28


Part 15, Chapter 68
Part 15, Chapter 68

05:02


Part 15, Chapter 69
Part 15, Chapter 69

10:49


Part 15, Chapter 70
Part 15, Chapter 70

00:36