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A gleeful vision of the future from Margaret Atwood

The sex-filled dystopia of The Heart Goes Last reflects a writer at the height of her powers cutting loose and having fun

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

19 September 2015

8:00 AM

The Heart Goes Last Margaret Atwood

Bloomsbury, pp.320, £18.99, ISBN: 9781408867785

What could happen in literature to a young couple — or a pair of young couples — who fall off the beaten track and enter a magical place not quite of this world? They might end up, like Adam and Eve, in paradise. Or, like The Tempest’s Miranda and Ferdinand, under the control of powers greater than they can hope to understand.

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