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

Updated: 3 Jun 2020
DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL behind the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES in this tie-in edition introduced by Margaret Atwood.‘I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.’Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.'As relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote it...no television event has hit such a nerve ...’ Guardian PRE-ORDER THE TESTAMENTS, THE SEQUEL TO THE HANDMAID’S TALE, TODAY
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I only read “The Handmaid’s Tale,” by Margaret Atwood, very recently. On the night of the first presidential debate, Patton Oswalt tweeted, “We’re moments away from the prequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” and I think I messaged him, “O.K., that is not funny!”
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"In the end, we'll all become stories." - Margaret Atwood, author of Handmaid's Tale #BookLoversDay