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Margaret Atwood Remixes Shakespeare's "The Tempest" as a Prison Drama

Ralph Heimans The prolific author, poet, and playwright Margaret Atwood first hit it big with The Handmaid's Tale, her 1985 novel in which women are tightly controlled as reproductive vessels. Less known, perhaps, but no less richly rendered, is her MaddAddam trilogy, which culminated in 2013 and imagines civilization beset by a "waterless" flood—a man-made biological catastrophe.
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