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The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood, 1939-

In the world of the near future, who will control women's bodies?

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are only valued if their ovaries are viable.

Offred can remember the days before, when she lived and made love with her husband Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now....

Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid's Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and tour de force.

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1986

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Format: Book
Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title: The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Isbn: 9780385490818 (pbk.) 038549081X 0395404258
Current Holds: 2
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System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Atwood
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Bib Id: 38903

Format: Book
Author: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title: The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Description: 311 p. ; 24 cm.
LCCN: 85021944
ISBN: 9780385490818 (pbk.)
ISBN: 038549081X
ISBN: 0395404258
Requests: 2
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Atwood