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Title:The Handmaid's Tale
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Publisher:Anchor Books
ISBN:038549081X
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Number of Pages:331
Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics, Literature

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Handmaid's Tale 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 valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years 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

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The Penelopiad, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride, The Heart Goes Last, The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2), MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3), Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, Cat's Eye, Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1)
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 valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years 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, The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it Now it has occurred obliterating most human life Two women have survived Ren a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high end sex club Scales and Tails and Toby a God s Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible br br Have others survived Ren s bioartist friend Amanda Zeb her eco fighter stepfather Her onetime lover Jimmy Or the murderous Painballers survivors of the mutual elimination Painball prison Not to mention the shadowy corrupt policing force of the ruling powers br br Meanwhile gene spliced life forms are proliferating the lion lamb blends the Mo hair sheep with human hair the pigs with human brain tissue As Adam One and his intrepid hemp clad band make their way through this strange new world Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move They can t stay locked away br br By turns dark tender violent thoughtful and uneasily hilarious The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive, Cat s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley a controversial painter who returns to Toronto the city of her youth for a retrospective of her art Engulfed by vivid images of the past she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship longing and betrayal Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter a lover and artist and woman but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories Disturbing hilarious and compassionate Cat s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knots of her life, Margaret Atwood s i The Robber Bride i is inspired by The Robber Bridegroom a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them one by one But in her version Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia a villainess of demonic proportions and sets her loose in the lives of three friends Tony Charis and Roz All three have lost men spirit money and time to their old college acquaintance Zenia At various times and in various emotional disguises Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them To Tony who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career Zenia is a lurking enemy commando To Roz who did lose her husband and almost her magazine Zenia is a cold and treacherous bitch To Charis who lost a boyfriend quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens Zenia is a kind of zombie maybe soulless Lorrie Moore i New York Times Book Review i In love and war illusion and deceit Zenia s subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies pasts