The handmaid's tale

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1998, c1986.
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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.

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Grouping Title handmaid s tale
Grouping Author atwood margaret
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auth_author2 Charzuk, Mike,, Danes, Claire, 1979-, Harris, Betty., Martin, Valerie, 1948-, O'Brien, Michael, 1965-
author Atwood, Margaret, 1939-,
author2-role Charzuk, Mike,producer., Danes, Claire,1979-narrator., Harris, Betty., Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library (Broomfield, Colo.).Reference and Adult Services Department., Martin, Valerie,1948-, O'Brien, Michael,1965-
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display_description Set in the near future, The handmaid's tale describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.
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title_display The handmaid's tale
title_full The Handmaid's Tale, The Handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood, with an introduction by Valerie Martin, The handmaid's tale [compact disc] / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale [compact disc] / Margaret Atwood ; dramatized by Michael O'Brien, The handmaid's tale [kit] / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale [kit] / [compiled by the Reference and Adult Services Department, Broomfield Library.], The handmaid's tale [large print] / Margaret Atwood, The handmaid's tale [text (large print)] / Margaret Atwood
title_short The handmaid's tale
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