Book Review: The Heart Goes Last

By Margaret Atwood

This is a story set in a dystopic/post apocalyptic future where the husband and wife protagonists struggle to survive. They are given the option of joining a development, a social experiment where they spend half of their time living a normal life and half of their time in prison. They swap about on a month by month basis with their alternates. An amazing and crazy concept that was taken in so many directions. I lived the insanity that Atwood brought to the book. I loved the twists and turns. I loved the motivations, especially of the two main characters and how the changing nature of their marital relationship seemed to drive the plot. I can’t really say much more without giving away some of the surprises but I do very much recommend it.

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