The Real Life “Witch” Who Inspired The Handmaid’s Tale
And why Atwood dedicated the book to her
All night, she hung in that tree. A lynching, plain and clear. At least it would have been, if she’d died. But she didn’t.
They’d grabbed her, those young men, tying her hands as she screamed and fought. Forced the noose over her head and hung her in the tree.