Erase Me by Margaret Atwood

By Margaret Atwood

Within the newest edge-of-your-seat episode of "Positron," the Byliner Serial via well known writer Margaret Atwood, the dystopian darkish comedy takes its darkest flip but, pitting husband opposed to spouse and the human impulse to like opposed to the animal intuition to survive.

Stan and Charmaine must have identified greater after they signed up for Consilience, a social test within which it's the lawful who're locked up, whereas, past the gates, criminals wander the wasted streets of America.

The couple needless to say to damage the foundations in so strictly regimented a spot is risky; yet, pushed through boredom and lust, they do it besides and betray one another and the procedure. As comeuppance, Stan reveals himself the sexual plaything of a subversive member of the Consilience safety crew and very quickly is made a pawn in a shadowy scheme to deliver Consilience crashing down.

Meanwhile, his spouse, Charmaine, is being held indefinitely at Positron legal for her personal sins. How a ways she'll visit regain her solid identify and place is anyone's wager, in particular Stan's. whilst he lands up paralyzed and tied to a gurney within the felony wing the place Charmaine works, injecting poisonous cocktails of gear into complicated Consilience electorate, will she shop his neck or her personal? Will she "erase" him permanently?

In "Erase Me," it's each man-and woman-for him or herself. Erotically charged, morally advanced, wickedly humorous, and hailed as "shockingly believable" through "The Globe and Mail," Atwood's "Positron" tales remind us that after a totalitarian nation will get its grip at the human middle, marriage may be homicide.

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