The Handmaid's Tale
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Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has 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.
Brilliantly conceived and executed, this powerful evocation of twenty-first century America explores a world in which oppression of women, and repression of the truth, have become justified.
'Compulsively readable' Daily Telegraph
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yas4735 - LibraryThing
The Handmaid's Tale is a very disturbing view of a future where a sudden change in power renders women's right non-existent, they are considered expendable and any value is relegated to whether they ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - msaucier818 - LibraryThing
I had a hard time with this book. The story is obviously set in a dystopian world, but it started out very strange and for me at least, very confusing. It got a lot better as more of the background ... Read full review