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The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)

By Atwood, Margaret

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Now a Hulu Original Series, premiering in AprilThe Handmaid's Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead,... a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
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ISBN 9781328879943
Released NZ 25 Apr 2017
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781328879943
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Houghton Mifflin
Released 25 Apr 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 431g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Fantasy fiction, Women, Man-woman relationships, Misogyny, Dystopian fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade