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The handmaid's tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies? Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopias
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9781408802953 1408802953
OCLC Number: 429601503
Notes: Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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