Margaret Atwood Blends Dystopia and Social Satire

November 8, 2015

Imagine you'd lost your job and you were living in your car, trying to fend off roving thugs. And then you saw an ad that promised the comforts of a nice suburban home, along with a full-time job. There's just one catch -- you only spend half your time there; you spend the other half living in a prison cell. That's the premise behind Margaret Atwood's new novel, The Heart Goes Last," a blend of dystopia and social satire.