Saturday, February 1, 2014

Ten of the worst jobs in literature

Rachel Cantor is the author of the novel A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee's Guide to Saving the World.

One entry on her list of the ten worst jobs in books, as shared in Publishers Weekly:
Concubine, The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood

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.
Read about the other entries on the list.

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.

--Marshal Zeringue