DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that “The Handmaid’s Tale” was first written in West Berlin with a clunky rented typewriter? This happened in 1884 while Canadian author Margaret Atwood was there for a fellowship. Atwood travels frequently. She often spent months at a time living in foreign countries while writing her works. She admitted that she did often work under conditions that could be distracting for less flexible artists. Whatever these conditions were, she sure did thrive and draw inspiration to create a masterpiece. It may be over three decades old, but Margaret Atwood's classic dystopian novel is relevant as ever.
To say that Atwood's dystopian novel is having a moment would be an understatement. The novel has seeped into pop culture beginning in 2017 as it first set foot in television. For that year also, it was the number one most-read title. This was according to Amazon's Kindle and Audible sales. It also topped sales everywhere in the United States except for Ohio, Utah, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Not only was it a best-seller and a widely read title, but it became a phenomenon. Younger fans utilized the web as they did look for the best websites to watch The Handmaid's Tale. Hardcore readers also did search for sites to buy Margaret Atwood's masterpiece. No one can actually pinpoint to why the novel seems so relevant so much to people nowadays. Is it is the appeal of a post-nuclear world plagued by infertility or just the author's brilliance? Either way, Margaret Atwood has indeed created a timeless work of art.