First George Orwell’s 1984, now Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Story.
So now it’s transparent: dystopian novels are all of the rage within the generation of U.S. President Donald Trump.
It’s tricky to mention whether or not Trump’s presidency is the motive force in the back of contemporary gross sales for The Handmaid’s Story.
The unconventional’s standing atop the bestseller record comes a bit below two months ahead of a TV adaptation of the e book is about to debut at the U.S. streaming provider Hulu, on April 26.
However folks have famous similarities between the radical’s tale and the generation wherein it’s discovered new reputation.
The Handmaid’s Story tells the tale of the Republic of Gilead, a futuristic dictatorship run by way of spiritual extremists that’s been created within the borders of what used to be as soon as referred to as the usA.
It’s a spot the place the U.S. charter has been suspended and girls at the moment are regarded as belongings. They’re now not allowed to learn and a selected magnificence of girls is exploited for reproductive functions.
Offred, a handmaid, lives below the regulate of the Commander, and is made to lie with him within the hope that she turns into pregnant.
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The luck of The Handmaid’s Story comes weeks after Orwell’s 1984 – some other tale about an authoritarian long term society – noticed spiking gross sales after Trump aide Kellyanne Conway coined the time period…