Thorndike Press

The Handmaid's Tale

  • Margaret Atwood
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  • ISBN-10: 1432838482
  • ISBN-13: 9781432838485
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 lbs ( .61 kgs)
  • 530 Pages | Paperback
  • Published/Released May 2017

About

Overview

A New York Times Bestseller
A Booker Prize–winning Author
Soon to be a Hulu Series


Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now. . . .

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“It deserves an honored place on the small shelf of cautionary tales that have entered modern folklore — a place next to, and by no means inferior to, Brave New World and 1984.”

— Publishers Weekly

“This powerful, memorable novel is highly recommended for most libraries.”

— Library Journal