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A Feast for Advent
September 20, 1996
Little Dorrit
October 31, 1996

Handmaids Tale

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The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function – to breed. If she deviates, she will be killed. But even an oppressive state cannot obliterate desire – neither Offred’s nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

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** THE SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER **

Go back to where it all began with the dystopian novel behind the award-winning TV series.

‘As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it’ Guardian

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.

‘A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist’, Bernardine Evaristo, author of Girl, Woman, Other.

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Weight 0.49118942731278 lbs
Dimensions 7.7952755905512 × 5.0787401574803 × 0.74803149606299 in
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

324

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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