The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale-book cover

In this internationally bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning vision of an increasingly possible near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the"Handmaids" whose purpose is to breed. In the new social order in which women are told they are being controlled for their own good, Offred lives in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is sent out once a day to the food market, chaperoned; she is is not permitted to read; and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because if not she'll be sent to a toxic work camp, or end up as a sex slave in Jezebel's. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, and a husband and a child. But all of that is gone now... everything has changed.

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9780771008795
Publisher: Emblem Editions
Published: January 2014
Number of Pages: 358