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The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
eBook Published: 15th May 2012
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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.

About The Author

Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist, poet and critic. Her books include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Alias Grace, Cat's Eye, which was short-listed for the Booker Prize and The Handmaid's Tale, which won both the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Governor-General's Award, was short-listed for the Booker Prize and made into a major film. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson and their daughter.




This book is just amazing.



TV series set me reading!


I read the book after watching three episodes of the TV series and feeling that the context was missing something. Turned out to be a good move as with the book read and went back to the TV series and enjoyed it considerably. Similar experience with Clockwork Orange. Reading the book after being turned off by the movie made the movie a very different experience.

Canberra Australia


Loved it!


Loved this book. Written many years ago and still so very topical. Didn't want it to end,

Berwick Vic Australia


The Handmaid's Tale

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"The mother of all feminist dystopian novels."

ISBN: 9781446485477
ISBN-10: 1446485471
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 15th May 2012
Publisher: Random House

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