Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood (Paperback)

Description

NOW A SMASH-HIT CHANNEL 4 TV SERIES'It isn't running away they're afraid of. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge'Offred is a Handmaid. 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.

Product Details

Barcode
9781784871444
Department
Books
Released
4 Aug 2016
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Margaret Atwood
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Series
The Handmaid's Tale
Language
English
Number of Pages
336
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (383g)

Summary

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

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Children's Fiction
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BISAC Subject 3
Fiction / Literary
BIC Classification 1
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Library Subject 1
Canadian fiction
Library Subject 2
20th century
Dewey Classification
813.54
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist, poet and critic. Her books include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man, Bodily Harm, The Handmaid's Tale (winner of both the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Governor-General's Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made in a major film). Cat's Eye (also shortlisted for the Booker Prize) The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Finally, The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize in 2000.