Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and 'stan are in a
desperate state. 'so, when they see an advertisement for Consilience,
a ?social experiment? offering stable jobs and a home of their
own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for
suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month ?
swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well.
But then, unknown to each other, 'stan and Charmaine develop
passionate obsessions with their ?Alternates,? the couple that
occupy their house when they are in prison. 'soon the pressures of
conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire begin to take over.
Margaret Atwood?s books have been published in over thirty-five
countries. 'she is the author of more than thirty books of fiction,
poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid?s Tale, her
novels include Cat?s Eye ? shortlisted for the Booker Prize;Alias
Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in
Italy; and her most recent, The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000
Booker Prize. 'she lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson
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