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  • The Heart Goes Last

  • By: Margaret Atwood
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins
  • Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
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  • Story
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Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. 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.

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  • Good but Atwood has done better

  • By Reena Kumar on 22-04-16

The strangest Atwood tale I've encountered

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Reviewed: 10-04-16

I love Margaret Atwood and was pleased to find a novel I hadn't encountered before. While I did find the story compelling and listenable, I found the female protagonist irritating. I loved the plot conceit, but I found a lot of events that advanced the plot too convenient. The denouement seemed bizarre and unsatisfying too. I suppose this is a satirical novel but I wasn't sure what the message was by the end.

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