In the near future, the United States lives under a military dictatorship, a theocracy. Women's rights are withdrawn and they are divided between fertile and infertile. The fertile ones are kept in the house of government commanders, once a month they are raped by them. These women now need to bring new lives to the country, which has come to be called "Gilead".
Current themes such as the oppression suffered by women and Christian fundamentalism in politics are combined in Margareth Atwood's dystopian novel O Relto de Aia, launched in 1985, which returned to the spotlight this year after the award-winning TV adaptation by the streaming service Hulu . Considered one of the main names in contemporary English literature, the Canadian has revered titles not only within science fiction. Margareth collects another 50 books in her curriculum, including a collection of short stories, poetry, children's titles and non-fiction.