Book Group - The Handmaid's Tale
Wed 6 October 7pm - 8:30pm
Join our very own Harley Philogene in this all new Bucket List Book Club; taking old and modern classics alike and bringing them into a new social realm. Enjoy classic literature in a warm, friendly space, sharing your perspective with new friends. We’ll read short novels and stories, no longer than 420 pages, a manageable pace for time poor readers. Whether you’ve got a lot or little to say, join us each month to hear other insights and share your thoughts. For seasoned readers and those new to classic novels.
The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian novel from Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, published in 1985. It is set in a repulsively patriarchal, totalitarian state known as the Republic of Gilead that has overthrown the United States government. The central character and narrator is a woman “Offred”, one of the group of handmaids, who are forcibly assigned to produce children for the commanders – the ruling class of men. The novel explores themes of subjugated women in a patriarchal society and the various means by which they resist and attempt to gain individuality and independence. (416 pages)