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Amnesty Book Club meeting
September 19, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Reading Room at Bryan Prince Bookseller
1060 King Street West, Hamilton
Our Amnesty International Book Club-Westdale meets to discuss
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Please join us, everyone is welcome.
The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) is a work of speculative fiction by Canadian author Margaret Atwood. In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate “Handmaids” under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred’s persistent memories of life in the “time before” and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood’s devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning. The Handmaid’s Tale won the 1985 Governor General’s Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987. It was also nominated for the 1986 Nebula Award, the 1986 Booker Prize, and the 1987 Prometheus Award. It has been adapted for the cinema, radio, opera, and stage.
This series is presented in partnership with OPIRG McMaster and Amnesty International Canada.