One entry on her list of the ten worst jobs in books, as shared in Publishers Weekly:
Concubine, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret AtwoodRead about the other entries on the list.
Offred is the titular handmaid of Margaret Atwood’s chilling The Handmaid’s Tale. Known to be fertile, she is given to a high-ranking couple after a theocratic revolution so she can have highly ritualized sex with the husband (the wife is always present) and, they hope, conceive for them a child.
The Handmaid's Tale made Charlie Jane Anders and Kelly Faircloth's list of the best and worst childbirth scenes in science fiction and fantasy, Lisa Tuttle's critic's chart of the top Arthur C. Clarke Award winners, and PopCrunch's list of the sixteen best dystopian books of all time.
The Page 69 Test: Rachel Cantor's A Highly Unlikely Scenario.