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The handmaid's tale

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Book on CD 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Robinson Library Audio Book CD FIC ATWOOD
Location  Robinson Library
Collection  Audio Book
Call Number  CD FIC ATWOOD
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Northland Public Library Audio Books IN TRANSIT
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

Audie Award, Fiction, 2013

Margaret Atwood's popular dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale explores a broad range of issues relating to power, gender, and religious politics. Multiple Emmy and Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes ( Temple Grandin , Homeland ) gives a stirring performance of this classic in speculative fiction, one of the most powerful and widely read novels of our time.

After a staged terrorist attack kills the President and most of Congress, the government is deposed and taken over by the oppressive and all controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife, can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Despite the danger, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules in hopes of ending this oppression.

The Handmaid's Tale is part of Audible's A-List Collection, featuring the world's most celebrated actors narrating distinguished works of literature that each star had a hand in selecting.

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.
Dystopias -- Fiction.
Pregnancy -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher [Grand Haven, Michigan] :2017
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Danes, Claire, 1979- narrator.
Participants/Performers Performed by Claire Danes.
Language English
Notes Title from web page.
Compact discs.
Description 9 audio discs (approximately 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781543661903
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