Writer Margaret Atwood, protesting against book bans, presented a burn-proof edition of The Handmaid's Tale, The Guardian reported.
Penguin Random House put the book up for auction and showed a video in which the 82-year-old writer tries to burn her own book with a flamethrower, but she fails - the pages and cover are made of refractory materials.
The release of this book was a reaction to the proposal of one of the American politicians to burn books forbidden for storage in school libraries.
Atwood herself recalled that her book was banned many times, in particular, its distribution was banned in Portugal and Spain.
The burn-proof book will be sold at Sotheby's in New York on June 7. Now its price has already increased to $ 45 thousand. The proceeds will be redirected to the human rights organization of writers PEN America.