From the bestselling writer of Alias Grace and the MaddAddam trilogy, this is the number one New York Occasions bestseller and seminal paintings of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-profitable writer.
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Offred is a Handmaid within the Republic of Gilead. She might depart the house of the Commander and his spouse as soon as an afternoon to stroll to meals markets whose indicators at the moment are footage as a substitute of phrases as a result of ladies are now not allowed to learn. She should lie on her again as soon as a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, as a result of in an age of declining births, Offred and the opposite Handmaids are valued provided that their ovaries are plausible.
Offred can understand that the times sooner than, whilst she lived and made love along with her husband Luke; whilst she performed with and safe her daughter; whilst she had a role, cash of her personal, and get entry to to wisdom. However all of that may be long gone now….
Humorous, surprising, frightening, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is without delay scathing satire, dire caution, and literary excursion de pressure.