The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
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  • : $14.95(AUD)
  • : 9780099511663
  • : penguin random house
  • : Chatto & Windus
  • : February 2010
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Lindsey Hilsum: (author of ‘In Extremis; the Life of War Correspondent Marie Colvin’ &  friend of Bookoccino)   "While others watched the TV series I re-read the book. When The Handmaid’s Tale was published in 1985, reviewers compared Margaret Atwood unfavourably to male writers of science fiction. Now we know how prescient the book was, in all its savage brilliance."   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. . . . .