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The Handmaid's Tale
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Margaret Atwood
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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood


9780099511663

Vintage


Fiction & Literature;
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)


Paperback

336 pages

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NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES 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.

Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.

'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

By:   Margaret Atwood
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   234g
ISBN:   9780099511663
ISBN 10:   0099511665
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   December 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.


Compulsively readable * Daily Telegraph * Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit -- Peter Kemp * Independent * The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story -- Angela Carter Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic -- Conor Cruise O'Brien * The Listener * The images of brilliant emptiness are one of the most striking aspects of this novel about totalitarian blindness...the effect is chilling -- Linda Taylor * Sunday Times *

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