Resurrecting this thread for just a moment to share an interview bit from Margaret Atwood from the LA Times...for her new book (The Year of the Flood
...which is apparently something of a companion to Oryx and Crake
. Same world, different POV).
Jacket Copy: Your book "The Handmaid's Tale" has become a seminal feminist work taught in universities all over.
Margaret Atwood: You know you've really made it when people start dressing up like that on Halloween.
That response just killed me, first of all.
...And then I started imagining women walking around dressed in those red dresses...