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'The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story'
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
'Chilling' The Sunday Times
See Also: Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
"The images of brilliant emptiness are one of the most striking aspects of this novel about totalitarian blindness...the effect is chilling"
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th May 2012
Publisher: Random House