Now is not the time for realistic fiction.

For her part, Atwood says this is not the time for realistic fiction β€” and it’s no coincidence that dystopia and fantasy are on the rise now. “I think they’re coming out of people’s feeling that things are going haywire, and you cannot depend on a stable background for ‘realistic fiction.’ And when there’s perceived instability that’s happening you can’t write that kind of novel and have people believe it.”

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  1. Thank you for posting this interesting interview. I’m sorry to say though I was really disappointed with this book. While reading it I honestly felt at times that it couldn’t have been Margaret Atwood writing it. I hate giving bad reviews especially when it’s for a book written by such a respected author.πŸ˜”

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