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The handmaid's tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017] ©1986
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dystopian fiction
Political fiction
Dystopias
Fantasy fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1328879941 9781328879943
OCLC Number: 975437815
Description: 311 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1: Night --
2: Shopping --
3: Night --
4: Waiting room --
5: Nap --
6: Household --
7: Night --
8: Birth day --
9: Night --
10: Soul scrolls --
11: Night --
12: Jezebel's --
13: Night --
14: Salvaging --
15: Night --
Historical notes.
Responsibility: Margaret Atwood.

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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, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now.

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