The Handmaid’s tale , dystopia American nightmare transformed into a theocracy after a coup, will result in 2019. The female canadian novelist Margaret Atwood announced on Wednesday the release on September 10, 2019 from his book Wills , in which the action takes place fifteen years after the end of the novel successfully adapted for television.

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“I’m writing a sequel to The Handmaids Tale . The Wills takes place fifteen years after the last scene of Offred and is narrated by three female characters,” tweeted Margaret Atwood. The Canadian 79-year-old has accompanied the publication of his short video message, noting that “everything that you asked me about Gilead and its internal operation serves as inspiration for this book. In fact, almost everything! The inspiration additional the world in which we live”.

A narrative apocalyptic relegating women into an object

The Handmaid’s tale is a novel dystopian that was released in 1985. Its impact was heightened by its adaptation to television, in the form of a series whose distribution began in April 2017 on the us platform Hulu.

The plot unfolds in a very near future where the United States has been overthrown by a dictatorship a religious, the “Republic of Gilead”. For environmental reasons unclear, the humans have seen their fertility collapse.

The few women who are still able to procreate, such as the heroine Offred, embodied on the screen by Elisabeth Moss, have been transformed into sex-slaves in the service of the rulers of Gilead, which the violent in the course of religious ceremonies a monthly basis.

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Very quickly, this story apocalyptic, leaving the fairer sex in the subject, is imposed for the anti-Trump as a parable of the drift of the conservative american and sexual assaults suffered by women.

The red costume worn by the women of Gilead, which is reminiscent of the outfits of nuns, has established itself as a rallying cry. Ubiquitous in the United States during the battle against the confirmation to the supreme Court of judge Brett Kavanaugh, who accused him of attempted rape when he was a high school student, he reappeared during demonstrations for the rights of women and the right to abortion, or in recent months in Argentina, Ireland, Belgium or Poland.