The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

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Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

'It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge'

Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

Offred remembers her old life - love, family, a job, access to the news. It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Article Number:
529453
Author:
Margaret Atwood
Product Depth:
2.7 cm
Product Height:
20.1 cm
Product Weight:
0.241 kg
Product Width:
13.5 cm
Published:
01.12.2010
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Product details
Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

'It isn't running away they're afraid of. We wouldn't get far. It's those other escapes, the ones you can open in yourself, given a cutting edge'

Offred is a Handmaid. She has only one function: to breed. If she refuses to play her part she will, like all dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. She may walk daily to the market and utter demure words to other Handmaid's, but her role is fixed, her freedom a forgotten concept.

Offred remembers her old life - love, family, a job, access to the news. It has all been taken away. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.

Specification
Article Number:
529453
Author:
Margaret Atwood
Product Depth:
2.7 cm
Product Height:
20.1 cm
Product Weight:
0.241 kg
Product Width:
13.5 cm
Published:
01.12.2010
Publisher:
Vintage Books