Margaret Atwood, a wonderfully talented Canadian writer has written over 40 volumes of fiction and non-fiction.
Her novel “The Blind Assassin” won the Man Booker Prize in 2000 and “The Handmaid’s Tale” was adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter in 1990. Her work has also been translated in over 40 languages.
The Handmaid’s Tale gives an eerie sense of what a future could be like, if we let the omnipresent powers take over. Gone are the freedoms taken for granted by both men and women.
Women are made to breed and Handmaids are only valuable if they can reproduce. This story gives a chilling and all too plausible account of what life could be like.
You are forewarned.