The Heart Goes Last

Autor: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385540361
File Size: 68,95 MB
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Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid's Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin. Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around—and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in . . . for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled. From the Hardcover edition.

C Est Le Coeur Qui L Che En Dernier

Autor: Margaret ATWOOD
Publisher: Robert Laffont
ISBN: 2221203534
File Size: 68,59 MB
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Le nouveau chef-d'oeuvre de Margaret Atwood, l'auteure de La Servante écarlate. Stan et Charmaine ont été touchés de plein fouet par la crise économique qui consume les États-Unis. Tous deux survivent grâce aux maigres pourboires que gagne Charmaine dans un bar sordide et se voient contraints de loger dans leur voiture... Aussi, lorsqu'ils découvrent à la télévision une publicité pour une ville qui leur promet un toit au-dessus de leurs têtes, ils signent sans réfléchir : ils n'ont plus rien à perdre. À Consilience, chacun a un travail, avec la satisfaction d'oeuvrer pour la communauté, et une maison. Un mois sur deux. Le reste du temps, les habitants le passent en prison... où ils sont également logés et nourris ! Le bonheur. Mais le système veut que pendant leur absence, un autre couple s'installe chez eux avant d'être incarcéré à son tour. Et Stan tombe bientôt sur un mot qui va le rendre fou de désir pour celle qui se glisse entre ses draps quand lui n'y est pas : " Je suis affamée de toi. " Avec C'est le coeur qui lâche en dernier, Margaret Atwood nous livre un roman aussi hilarant qu'inquiétant, une implacable satire de nos vices et travers qui nous enferment dans de viles obsessions quand le monde entier est en passe de disparaître.

Strike Your Heart

Autor: Amélie Nothomb
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 178770145X
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The most destructive mechanisms of the soul, laid bare. Marie is the prettiest girl in her provincial hometown and is dating the most popular boy in town. She is the envy of all her schoolmates and she loves it. When she falls pregnant and gives birth to Diana, things change. Diana steals the hearts of all who meet her, inciting nothing but jealousy in her mother. This is Diana’s story. The story of a young, brilliant woman who grows up without maternal affection. It is the story of Diana’s relationships with other women: her best friend, the sweet Elisabeth; her mentor, the selfish Olivia; her sister, the beloved Célia; and, of course, her mother. It is a story about the baser sentiments that often animate human relations: rivalry, jealousy, distrust. With her trademark wit, brevity, and tightly wound plots, Nothomb has devised a telling adult fable about human relationships and the mother-daughter bond.

The Mothers

Autor: Brit Bennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184511
File Size: 76,76 MB
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It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, 17-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother's recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor's son. They are young; it's not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance - and the subsequent cover-up - will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth