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The Handmaid's tale

'I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.' Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford, her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.

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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
32320004624262 Audio MP3 Adult
Audio book Compact Disc   East Maitland library . . On Loan . 5 Feb 2020
32320004624270 Audio MP3 Adult
Audio book Compact Disc   Maitland library . . Available .  
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ISBN 9780655621706
Classification Number Audio MP3 Adult
Author Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Title The Handmaid's tale [AUD]
Edition MP3 edition ; Unabridged.
Physical Description digital, stereo ;
Series Audio Book MP3
Adult
Performer Read by Elizabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker and Ann Dowd.
'I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no light without shadow; or rather, no shadow unless there is also light.' Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford, her assigned name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks, Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction.
Subject Misogyny -- Fiction
Women -- Fiction
Sex role -- Fiction
Misogyny
Sex role
Women
Additional Author Moss, Elisabeth, 1982-
Whitford, Bradley
Landecker, Amy, 1969-
Dowd, Ann
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