Written by the author of "Surfacing", "Lady Oracle", "Life Before Man" and "Bodily Harm", this science fiction story was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and was the winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction. This is a film tie-in reissue.
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One of the New Windmills series for schools, this is the story of Offred, one of the few women in the Republic of Gilead left with functioning ovaries, whose only function it is to breed. If she deviates, she will be hanged as a dissenter. But Offred is determined to find a way out.Review:
"Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit" (Peter Kemp Independent)
" The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story" (Angela Carter)
"Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic" (Conor Cruise O'Brien The Listener)
"The images of brilliant emptiness are one of the most striking aspects of this novel about totalitarian blindness...the effect is chilling" (Linda Taylor Sunday Times)
"Powerful...admirable" (Robert Irwin Time Out)
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Book Description Book Condition: good. 181 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00099745011-G