Ethical Dilemmas Reading Group Continues
Published on Friday, August 31, 2012 - 10:37am
Join us for the second session in our series on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., when we discuss The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood.
A theocratic revolution has overturned society in this futuristic novel. Offred is a handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of a commander and his wife. Declining birthrates give young women their only value: Pregnancy will save Offred from being exiled to the dangerously polluted colonies. She can remember a time before, when she had her own name and a husband and daughter, but now her life is tightly controlled and she risks death if she breaks the rules. Will she take that chance?
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