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VB Reads...A Year of Atwood

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Tue, 04/14/2020 - 5:30pm
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1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

We're wrapping up a fantastic year of Reading Kingsolverly in October but do not despair. Starting this November, we'll delve into a full year of everything Margaret Atwood!  Join us the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm in the    Writers' Corner on the mezzanine level of Village Books in Fairhaven.

Tuesday, April 14, 5:30pm

The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

Stan and Charmaine, a young urban couple, have been hit by job loss and bankruptcy in the midst of nationwide economic collapse. Forced to live in their third-hand Honda, where they are vulnerable to roving gangs, they think the gated community of Consilience may be the answer to their prayers. If they sign a life contract, they’ll get a job and a lovely house . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents must leave their homes and serve as inmates in the Positron prison system. At first, this seems worth it: they will have a roof over their heads and food on the table. But when a series of troubling events unfolds, Positron begins to look less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. The Heart Goes Last is a vivid, urgent vision of development and decay, freedom and surveillance, struggle and hope—and the timeless workings of the human heart.

Books: 
The Heart Goes Last: A Novel Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101912362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor - August 9th, 2016

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