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The Handmaid's Tale
- Special Edition
- Written by: Margaret Atwood, Valerie Martin - essay
- Narrated by: Claire Danes, Ray Porter, Margaret Atwood, and others
- Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
After a violent coup in the United States overthrows the Constitution and ushers in a new government regime, the Republic of Gilead imposes subservient roles on all women. Offred, now a Handmaid tasked with the singular role of procreation in the childless 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 everything, even her own name.
A fabulous and terrifying read
- By Eagle Loft on 2019-09-10
One of the most important books ever written
Finally got around to reading this book, which I know is a Canadian masterpiece. Given everything going on in my province (Ontario), country (Canada), and to our southern neighbours, it’s scary how it seems like this book could have been written last week (instead of thirty years ago). Super interesting that all the crazy things that happen in this book are taken from actual historical events (Salem witch trials, nazi Germany etc.). Can’t wait to read the newly released sequel and the rest of Atwood’s books.
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