Handmaid's Tale (Paperback)

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I was so excited to find that The Handmaid's Tale made it on this year's (2018) Great American Reads List! Margaret Atwood's beautifully crafted book describes female sexuality, the need for love, and the dangers of theocratic society. Told from first-person perspective of the handmaid Offred, Atwood's novel is gripping, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking. I enjoyed every minute of it. Yay, distopian literature!

— Abby Walker


In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, "The Handmaid's Tale" is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780099563143
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2011