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The handmaid's tale

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Large Print 2017
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Summary
This look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.
In this Orwellian dramatization, religion becomes a tool of repression and social control to force women into the roles of stay-at-home wives, domestic staff, prostitutes, or surrogate mothers. They have no rights to their bodies or property and are completely dependent upon men. Those women who have had at least one child find themselves forced into the role of breeding machine, producing children for childless couples. References to 20th-century issues abound, including Agent Orange, abortion, women's rights, and escape attempts to Canada.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Offred, a handmaid living in a near-future time, endures life in a society in which women able to bear children are used for procreation. (D 1 85 Adult Upfront)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Misogyny -- Fiction.
Women -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Fantasy fiction.
Dystopias.
Dystopian fiction.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich. :2017
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781432838485
1432838482
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