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POSTPONED TO JAN 29 Book Discussion: The Handmaid's Tale

Description: Book Discussion: The Handmaid's Tale
Join the book discussion of "The Handmaid's Tale"by Margaret Atwood. Copies of this title are now available at the Library's front desk.

Respected Canadian poet and novelist Atwood presents here a fable of the near future. In the Republic of Gilead, formerly the United States, far-right Schlafly/Falwell-type ideals have been carried to extremes in the monotheocratic government. The resulting society is a feminist's nightmare: women are strictly controlled, unable to have jobs or money and assigned to various classes: the chaste, childless Wives; the housekeeping Marthas; and the reproductive Handmaids, who turn their offspring over to the "morally fit" Wives. The tale is told by Offred (read: "of Fred"), a Handmaid who recalls the past and tells how the chilling society came to be.

Carly Fox, a teacher from Vermont Academy with a background in Women's History, will facilitate the discussion.

Location: Top Floor Meeting Room
Date: Monday, January 22, 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm EST
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Public Access ( by DEFAULT ADMINISTRATOR )
Updated: Monday, January 22, 2018 3:55pm GMT