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Publisher Description

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES in this tie-in edition introduced by Margaret Atwood.

‘I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.’

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it…no television event has hit such a nerve …’ Guardian

PRE-ORDER THE TESTAMENTS, THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE, TODAY

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SIZE
4.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Bubbie114 ,

Good

Interesting concept, a bit slow at times and a disappointing ending but still interesting.

Golden Wander ,

The Handmaid's Tale

Brilliant concept, superbly written. This book is thought provoking and an excellent read.

MegaWh ,

Brilliant

So clever really enjoyed this, one of those you pick up and can’t put down until you’ve finished!

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