• Burn-proof edition of ‘The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

    1 month ago - By Boston Herald

    By HILLEL ITALIE
    NEW YORK - Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books.
    With a flamethrower, no less.
    She failed, and that was the point.
    On Monday night, timed for PEN America's annual gala, Atwood and Penguin Random House announced that a one-off, unburnable edition of “The Handmaid's Tale” would be auctioned through Sotheby's New York. They launched the initiative with a brief video that shows Atwood attempting in vain to...
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