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New Meetup: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

From: Calvin R.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:06 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for a ne{o}lit book club!

What: The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

When: October 21,[masked]:45 PM

Where:
Market Ave. Wine Bar
2521 Market Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 696-WINE (9463)

The Handmaid's Tale is a feminist dystopian novel, a work of science fiction or speculative fiction, written by Canadian author Margaret Atwood and first published by McClelland and Stewart in 1985. Set in the near future, in a totalitarian theocracy which has overthrown the United States government, The Handmaid's Tale explores themes of women in subjugation and the various means by which they gain agency.

The Handmaid's Tale won the 1985 Governor General's Award and the first Arthur C. Clarke Award in 1987, and it was 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.

Not quite the feelgood book everyone has been clamoring for, but then its what we voted for.

See you there.

Learn more here:
http://bookclub.meetup.com/17/calendar/11504196/

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