The Heart Goes Last

You only pause in your laughter when you realise that, in its constituent parts, the world she depicts here is all too horribly plausible' Stephanie Merritt, Observer 'Her eye for the most unpredictable caprices of the human heart and her ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349007306

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs and in a rather desperate state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project in the town of Consilience - a 'social experiment' offering stable jobs and a home of their own - they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month, swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well. But slowly, unknown to the other, Stan and Charmaine develop a passionate obsession with their counterparts, the couple that occupy their home when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire take over, and Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.

The Heart Goes Last

A sinister, wickedly funny novel about a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free, The Heart Goes Last is Margaret Atwood at her heart-stopping best.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408867796

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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WINNER OF THE KITSCHIES RED TENTACLE AWARD FOR MOST PROGRESSIVE, INTELLIGENT AND ENTERTAINING SPECULATIVE NOVEL Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs, and in a rather desperate state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project in the town of Consilience – a 'social experiment' offering stable jobs and a home of their own – they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month, swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well. But slowly, unknown to the other, Stan and Charmaine develop a passionate obsession with their counterparts, the couple that occupy their home when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire take over, and Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. A sinister, wickedly funny novel about a near-future in which the lawful are locked up and the lawless roam free, The Heart Goes Last is Margaret Atwood at her heart-stopping best.

The Heart Goes Last

This novel started as a response to an online competition Margaret Atwood posted on Wattpad before the publication of her book where she invited writers to elaborate on her secondary characters like Veronica and Con, Stan's brother who ...

Author: Eleni Vryza

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781653811366

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Page: 74

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This novel started as a response to an online competition Margaret Atwood posted on Wattpad before the publication of her book where she invited writers to elaborate on her secondary characters like Veronica and Con, Stan's brother who never liked his brother's girlfriend, Charmaine. The main plot elements of Stan and Charmaine losing their jobs after the economic crisis and living in their car which led them to join the Positron Project were given by Atwood. My novel took off with Veronica's life set about twenty years later after the events in Atwood's novel. This is why my book maintains the original plot on some level and transforms Veronica into a primary character. Hence the title of my first published book as tribute to Atwood's online competition before the publication of her book.

The Heart Goes On

It gave me all of the feels… I truly felt that the storytelling was brilliant. This is the kind of book that stays with you.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “Epic historical saga with two romances!

Author: Kate Hewitt

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1800191073

Category: Fiction

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He drew in a deep breath. “I know it’s too much to ask, but I ask it anyway… Will you wait for me, Harriet?” 1819, Isle of Mull, Scotland: As Harriet Campbell looks out at the stormy Atlantic Ocean on the eve of Allan MacDougall’s departure to the New World, she expects a tearful goodbye. But instead her childhood sweetheart begs her to wait for him, promising one day he will come back for her. As months and eventually years pass—waiting for just one love letter to arrive —Harriet begins to regret the promise she made. Not realising his letters have gone astray, Allan is devastated to not hear back from Harriet; his heart quietly breaking as he battles for his independence and ultimately his life, in the wild and brutal new settlements. Then, Harriet’s fragile family fortunes take a turn for the worse, and when an immoral neighbour makes her an offer she isn’t sure she can refuse, she’s left with an impossible choice—stay faithful to the man she loves… or save her family and their farm from destitution? Can fate bring Harriet and Allan back together again? Or will time and the ocean that has separated them, keep them apart forever? An absolutely heart-wrenching, powerful, epic story about love, courage and betrayal for fans of Diana Gabaldon and Poldark. Previously published as Far Horizons. Readers are loving The Heart Goes On: “So thrilling and gripping. It completely tugs at your heart strings!... It gave me all of the feels… I truly felt that the storytelling was brilliant. This is the kind of book that stays with you.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “Epic historical saga with two romances!... Grab a cuppa before you sit down to immerse yourself in this fantastic book, as you won't be able to put it down until you're done… The writing is breathtaking, catapulting the reader back in time so viscerally that one can truly feel every struggle these daring families endured. I highly recommend this book, and this series, for anyone who loves true history with heart-warming romance.” Be My Book Boyfriend, 5 stars “A great historical romance, I loved the way with the perspectives you almost get two stories in one. I loved the drama, the emotion and tension. I loved the themes of hope, patience and perseverance throughout which we all need during these turbulent times and it takes the past sometimes to remind us of this. A fantastic read, my first by the author but definitely won’t be the last.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “This historical romance was packed with raw emotion that grabbed my attention and held it until the last page. The characters are extremely well-developed and I enjoyed the way Kate gives us two stories in one novel… I am so excited for the next instalments in this series!” Steph and Chris’s Book Reviews, 5 stars “I really loved this book. … A love story that stands the test of time… An entertaining historical read that all can enjoy.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars “If this is book one of a series, I can’t wait for the next one… Riveting and enjoyable.” Goodreads Reviewer “Themes of faith, hope, and perseverance are woven throughout this work of historical fiction. Filled with authentic historical details and continuous plot twists, this book would make an excellent addition to any historical fiction collection.” NetGalley Reviewer “[An] engrossing read, very hard to put down… I look forward to continuing the saga.” Goodreads Reviewer “Loved this book… The characters were great.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Worlds Gone Awry

Despite the presence of conflictual heterosexual relations, one notes a parallel
tendency to re-think difference so that it appears in some cases, devoid of
antagonism and opposition” (rao 133). as The Heart Goes Last seems to end with
the ...

Author: John J. Han

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147667180X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 259

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"This collection of new essays presents some of the most recent scholarship on a genre whose popularity has surged dramatically since the 1990s. Contributors explore such novels as The Lord of the Flies, The Heart Goes Last, The Giver and The Strain Trilogy as social critique, revealing how they appeal to the same impulse as utopian fiction"--



The Handmaid s Tale

... The Edible Woman Surfacing Lady Oracle Life Before Man Bodily Harm Cat's
Eye The Robber Bride Alias Grace The Blind Assassin Oryx and Crake The
Penelopiad The Year of the Flood Madd Addam The Heart Goes Last Hag-Seed
Short ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446485471

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER ** Discover the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series before you read the 2019 Booker Prize-winning sequel The Testaments 'I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.' Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction. 'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...' Guardian READ THE TESTAMENTS, THE BOOKER PRIZE-WINNING SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID'S TALE, TODAY

Surfacing

THIS NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL GROUP OF BANAL PEOPLE IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING OF NORTHERN LAKES AND WOODS IS THE STUDY OF A WOMAN'S STRUGGLE FOR PSYCHIC SURVIVAL.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN:

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 192

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THIS NOVEL ABOUT A SMALL GROUP OF BANAL PEOPLE IN AN IDYLLIC SETTING OF NORTHERN LAKES AND WOODS IS THE STUDY OF A WOMAN'S STRUGGLE FOR PSYCHIC SURVIVAL.

The Handmaid s Tale Graphic Novel

With this beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Nan A. Talese

ISBN: 0385544855

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 240

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The stunning graphic novel adaptation • A must-read and collector’s item for fans of “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (New York Times). Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, coming September 2019. In Margaret Atwood’s dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead’s commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid’s Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this beautiful graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.


Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood talks to a host of interviewees, including Joyce Carol Oates and Graeme Gibson, about a range of subjects.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: London [England] : Virago Press

ISBN: 9781853815119

Category: Authors, Canadian (English) 20th century Interviews

Page: 265

View: 455

Margaret Atwood talks to a host of interviewees, including Joyce Carol Oates and Graeme Gibson, about a range of subjects. She discusses feminism, Canadian literature, the differences between novels and poetry, how she started writing and who it is she feels she writes for.

The New England Journal of Medicine

A right heart weakened by heat the carotid pressure went up , the leg pressure
down . and by the exhaustion of effort and ... and is more and more strained , until
at abdominal vessels , and there is no contracting power last the right heart goes
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The Testaments

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 0771009429

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 169

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019



Power Politics Poems Large Print 16pt

Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459664432

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man. It still startles, and is just as iconoclastic as ever. These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Here Atwood makes us realize that we may think our own personal dichotomies are unique, but really they are multiple, universal. Clear, direct, wry, unrelenting - Atwood's poetic powers are honed to perfection in this important early work.

My Family Poems Poetry from the Heart The Way We Were

iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Oh our doctors of so many faces. Oh our doctors of so many faces.
They can stop the blood that flows. ... when that heart goes on the blink, You will
stop and think, You will stop and think, Before the Angels can call your life final.

Author: Anna Huffman

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0615171362

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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Writings by a Western North Carolina family showing their inner feelings and thoughts about life in general.

Guy s hospital reports

of whereas ( as I have already explained ) the heart goes on beating to the very
last . But at the present day no misunderstanding can arise from the use of
asphyxia in the former sense , which has not only common acceptance , but the ...

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Selected Poems

Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547525478

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Celebrated as a major novelist throughout the English-speaking world, Atwood has also written eleven volumes of poetry. Houghton Mifflin is proud to have published SELECTED POEMS, 1965-1975, a volume of selections from Atwood's poetry of that decade.