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What Does Margaret Atwood Think Our Obsession With Dystopias Teaches Us?

“‘All dystopian novels are telling you to do is make sure you’ve got a lot of canned goods and a gun.’ Do you have canned goods and a gun in Toronto? ‘I’m too freaking old. I’m probably not going to make it through the zombie apocalypse anyway.'”
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