The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so you may not have heard that speculative fiction queen Margaret Atwood is releasing the highly anticipated fourth book in her Positron series.

Never heard of her Positron series? Don’t worry not many people have, that is unless you’re a die hard fan who has the compelling need to own everything written by this incredible women. Yes I’m talking about myself!

Inspired by the era of Charles Dickens where books were distributed chapter at a time and where the readers feedback was invaluable to the story, if a character was immensely popular more was written about him or her in the next chapter.

Atwood took to writing a serial of short novels (merely 48 pages each) exclusively published as e-books

This e-book serial is no longer available as the publishing house no longer exists, but don’t worry The Heart Goes Last is the full series published in hard copy for the first time!

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood
The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

  The Heart Goes Last

Set in a not too unbelievable American society, Stan and Charmaine are struggling. They live in their car and survive off Charmaine’s waitress salary, the world is completely bankrupt and society has fallen apart leaving them an easy target for the gangs that now roam the streets.

When the opportunity to apply for the Positron Project arises Stan and Charmaine leap for their last hope of survival. As part of the project Stan and Charmaine are given a 1950’s style home which they agree to share with a couple they can never meet. The elusive ‘other’ couple will take over their home every second month whilst Stan and Charmaine are fulfilling their part of the Positron Project agreement by living as inmates in Positron Prison. What they don’t realise is that what looks too good to be true usually is.

Stan and Charmaine, unknown to each other, soon develop a passionate obsession with the ‘other’ couple who take over their home whilst they are in prison. They soon begin to crack under the pressure of living under Positron and realise that what once looked like the answer to their prayers is actually the stuff of their nightmares.

 Set to be released October 15th we really can’t wait to get our hands on a copy!

 

Rachel Reeves

A Bibliophile through and through, Rachel is a firm believer that the right sentence, read at the right time can be life-changing.
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