'Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perception, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit' - Independent
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
'The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story' - Angela Carter