Description The Republic of Gilead offers Offred 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 gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.
The Handmaid's Tale - Staff Choice by Sophie A modern classic! (Although you can say that about all Atwood's books, really). Set in a future where a fundamentally religious coup has overthrown the US democracy, and life is bleak. Women have little to no rights, even the wealthy ones, and resistance is cracked down on hard. What makes this book so great is the utter and absolute believability of the world Atwood creates. Chilling; the stuff of nightmares.
The Handmaid's Tale - Customer Choice by Charlotte de Heer A modern classic for a reason. It’s a real page turner if you ask me! This dystopian story really scared me and gave me a lot to think about regarding feminism.
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