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The handmaid's tale

By: Atwood, Margaret

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Part of the The Handmaid's Tale series
1784871443 / 9781784871444
Paperback
741.5
04/08/2016
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England
19 cm 479 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 200360, Points 14.00, Book Level 5.40,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1986.

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES'It isn't running away they're afraid of.

We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge'Offred is a Handmaid.

She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness.

She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

Offred remembers her old life - love, family, a job, access to the news.

It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire. Includes exclusive content: In The 'Backstory' you can read Margaret Atwood's account of how she came to write this landmark dystopian novel'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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