This is a book most people read in high school. I didn’t, but it reminds me of a short story I had to read back then: “The Lottery.”
Atwood’s novel carries the same tones of a heartless society and its desperate victims.
It’s a cautionary tale of a dystopian society where woman are the core–the few fertile ones have become indispensable resources–yet they are without power. Every person is contained in their role and even the captors are enslaved.
Blood red suburbia. People are cloaked and confined. There is no one who trusts in humans.