100 word review: The Heart Goes Last, by Margaret Atwood
This won the Kitschies last year, which should be enough to sway you, but in case not…
In a word, batshit.
Charmaine & Stan are living in their car as the world collapses around them. It’s somewhere between The Road and The Walking Dead, but they hear about Consilience: a social experiment which takes private prisons to a new level. You get to live for a month in a perfectly safe, perfectly sane mid-20th century dream suburb but you have to go and live in a private prison for each other month.
You can never leave.
Then it gets weirder.