First Look: Margaret Atwood's New Book, The Heart Goes Last
"The Heart Goes Last tells the story of Charmaine and Stan, a couple living in their car and surviving almost entirely on tips. Their lives take a drastic turn, however, when they sign up for a 'social experiment' that provides them with jobs and a home. The caveat, though, is that the couple must do a stint in a prison cell every second month, while an 'alternate' pair occupies their house. According to the publisher, Charmaine and Stan become obsessed with their alternates, and 'the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire begin to take over'."
Atwood is the author of more than forty volumes of poetry, children's literature, fiction, and non-fiction. She speaks on a wide range of issues relating to literature, social activism, political engagement, the creative process, the artist's role in society, technology and art, and, of course, her own accomplished body of work.
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