We’ve automatically set your location to Buckingham Palace. Not The Queen? Update your location to find what’s in shops near you.

The Heart Goes Last

The Heart Goes Last

Margaret Atwood

£18.99

1hr

11 min

LIVE

Order for collection & 1-hour delivery

Heywood Hill

Description

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.

Show more
  • Brand
  • Pages
  • Barcode
  • Margaret Atwood
  • 320
  • 9781408867785

FREE 1-hour delivery on your first order!

On NearSt you’re buying direct from real high street shops, who are committed to providing you with an easy, fast, and reliable service.

Instant Click & Collect

FREE
Free Click & Collect from the shop. Available for pick-up within minutes of ordering.

1-Hour Delivery

From £5

First Free!

Super-fast fully tracked delivery. Available for most London postcodes.

Or select a timeslot

Whenever is convenient for you