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The heart goes last : a novel

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Kindle Book 2015 2015
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Summary
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.
Additional Information
Series Positron ; 4.
Subjects Married people Fiction
Regression (Civilization) Fiction
Prisons Fiction
Fantasy
Fiction
Humor (Fiction)
Science Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2015
2015
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
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Description 1 online resource.
ISBN 9780385540360
9780385540360
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