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The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood


PUBLISHED: 5th October 2017
ISBN: 9781784708238
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A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
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PUBLISHED: 5th October 2017
ISBN: 9781784708238
ANNOTATION:
A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Annotation

A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Publisher Description

A stunning bespoke gift package featuring an iconic design from the prize-winning artist, Noma Bar, eye-catching sprayed edges and ribbon. The perfect present for those who like their beauty with a bit of bite.

The Republic of Gilead offers Offred 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 gives full rein to Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit and astute perception.

Author Biography

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series.

Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Review

"Compulsively readable" Daily Telegraph "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

Product Details

Author
Margaret Atwood
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1784708232
ISBN-13
9781784708238
Media
Book
Publication Date
2017-10-05
Pages
336
Publisher
Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Format
Hardcover
Series
The Handmaid's Tale

Product Reviews

18 Jul, 2018
Beautiful quality book with red guilded pages. I bought this as a gift which was well received.
By Odette