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Margaret Atwood will release new novel 'The Heart Goes Last' this fall

Atwood's recent work includes 'MaddAdam' and the short story collection 'The Stone Mattress.'

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    Margaret Atwood shows 'Alias Grace' at the stand of the German Berlin Publishing House at the 48th Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany in 1996.
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Author Margaret Atwood will reportedly be releasing a new book this fall.

Atwood’s “The Heart Goes Last” will be published by Penguin Random House this September. According to Publishers Weekly, this will be the first book by the author that is not part of a series since 2000’s “The Blind Assassin,” which took the Man Booker Prize.

The book will center on couple Charmaine and Stan, who become part of an experiment in which they are given a house and employment. The flip side of this agreement is that every second month, they must stay in a jail while a different couple lives in their home. 

According to CTV News, the book is “wickedly funny and deeply disturbing.” 

Some of Atwood’s recent works include her recent trilogy, which included the books "The Year of the Flood" and "MaddAdam," the latter of which was released in 2013.

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