The Handmaid’s Tale: A Work of Empathy

by Mary Pezzulo As I write this, I’m eagerly waiting for the final episode of Season One of The Handmaid’s Tale to drop on Hulu.* I wasn’t an Atwood fan three months ago. I barely knew anything about The Handmaid’s Tale. I’d read a short synopsis of the novel at one point, and it sounded ham-fisted, more