This event is hosted by the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Phoenix.
We'll be reading The Testaments by Margaret Atwood, the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale released 34 years later.
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Partial review from NPR:
"In The Testaments, Atwood explicitly wears the mantle that The Handmaid's Tale conferred upon her: that is, literary social critic and seer extraordinaire. A curious difference between the two novels, however, is that, rather than taking readers on another descent into nightmare, Atwood here foresees the possibility of hope: hope that the forces of resistance and sisterhood will eventually triumph over misogyny, power-mongering and the despoiling of the planet. It may take a century or two, Atwood cautions, to reach the light at the end of the Gilead tunnel, but reach it we will."
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