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HOSTED BY ARIZONA REPUBLIC REPORTER BARBARA VANDENBURGH
First Draft Pop Up Discussion Group: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
7PM THURSDAY, JUNE 8
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Join The Arizona Republic reporter and First Draft Book Club moderator Barbara VanDenburgh for a community conversation about the literary importance of The Handmaid's Tale and its current social relevancy.

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ABOUT THE BOOK
Margaret Atwood's dystopian classic The Handmaid's Tale has unsettled readers since its publication in 1985, but that discomfort grows more profound by the year. A fundamentalist theocracy takes root in the former United States, subjugating women into a lesser class and putting an end to personal freedoms. No longer permitted to read or choose their own lives, women are hierarchically categorized according to class and reproductive capacity. At its center is Offred, a "handmaiden" tasked with bearing children for her master. That this chilling work of speculative fiction would seem a work of prophecy in 2017 is unthinkable, but many argue the book is just that.
 
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