An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.
“The fall was ongoing, but its trajectory led ever downward. Sucked into the well of knowledge, you could only plummet, learning more and more, but not getting any happier. And so it was with Toby, once she’d become an Eve. She could feel the Eve Six title seeping into her, eroding her, wearing away the edges of what she’d once been. It was more than a hair shirt, it was a shirt of nettles. How had she allowed herself to be sewn into it this way?”
Recorded April 11, 2020
Location: Belchertown, MA