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Review: The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood

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Fans of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and other jailhouse dramas know that no one really wants to be imprisoned. Margaret Atwood challenges that assumption in The Heart Goes Last (Nan A Talese, September 29), a dystopian tale in which the protagonists can’t wait to play dress up in their orange prison boiler suits. Atwood’s first standalone novel since the publication of 2000’s Man Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin continues her set-in-the-not-so-distant-future Positron e-book only series, the last of which was published in 2013. At its core, The Heart Goes Last asks a provocative question: Would you trade your freedom for job security, a nice home and three solid meals a day? It’s an easy choice for Charmaine and Stan…

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