The Handmaid’s Tale (The Handmaid’s Tale Book 1)

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DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL in the back of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES
Second season now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss

The official TV tie-in edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, with a new introduction from Margaret Atwood

‘I imagine in the resistance as I imagine there will also be no light without shadow; or fairly, no shadow unless there is also light.’

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was once formerly referred to as the US. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to go into into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred will have to navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

‘As relevant today as it was once when Atwood wrote it…no television event has hit any such nerve …The Handmaid’s Tale is more relevant one year after the first season’ – Guardian

‘Don’t expect to be gripped by a more potent or involving drama this year’ – Telegraph

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING DYSTOPIAN NOVEL in the back of the AWARD-WINNING TV SERIES
Second season now airing on Channel 4 starring Elisabeth Moss

The official TV tie-in edition of The Handmaid’s Tale, with a new introduction from Margaret Atwood

‘I imagine in the resistance as I imagine there will also be no light without shadow; or fairly, no shadow unless there is also light.’

Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was once formerly referred to as the US. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford – her assigned name, Offred, means ‘of Fred’. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to go into into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred will have to navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs.

Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

‘As relevant today as it was once when Atwood wrote it…no television event has hit any such nerve …The Handmaid’s Tale is more relevant one year after the first season’ – Guardian

‘Don’t expect to be gripped by a more potent or involving drama this year’ – Telegraph

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