Coverart for item
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
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the dystopian landscape of the unflappable Atwoodas ("Stone Mattress" latest novel, there are anot enough jobs, and too many people, a which drives married couple Stan and Charmaine to become interested in the Positron Project, a community that purports to have achieved harmony. There is a catch, as Positron leader Ed explains: citizens are required to share their home with other couples, alternating each month between time in prison and time at home. Itas an odd arrangement, but one that temporarily satisfies Charmaine and Stana until they each fall in love with the alternates theyare supposed to never see; their infatuations put the entire Positron arrangement into question. Atwood is fond of intricate plot work, and the novel takes a long time to set up the action, but once it hits the last third, it gains an unstoppable momentum. The novel is full of sly moments of peripeteia and lots of sex, which play alongside larger ideas about the hidden monsters lurking in facile totalitarianism, and, as implied by the title, the ability of the heart to keep fighting despite long odds
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Atwood, Margaret
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.A8
LC item number
H43 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Prisoners
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure
  • FICTION / Humorous
Label
The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood
Link
9780385540353.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015016476
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781101912362
Lccn
2015016476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The heart goes last, Margaret Atwood
Link
9780385540353.jpg
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2015016476
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xii, 297 pages
Isbn
9781101912362
Lccn
2015016476
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Library Locations

    • Old Forge LibraryBorrow it
      220 Crosby Blvd., Old Forge, NY, 13420, US
      43.711323 -74.973512
Processing Feedback ...