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London SYP Book Club – February 2017 – The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Book: 'The Handmaid's Tale' by Margaret Atwood
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Venue: The Sun Tavern, Covent Garden
Synopsis: The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs. Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.