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The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood.

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

2 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library LARGE PRINT ATW (Text) 33500012520243 Main Checked out 12/03/2018
Hawley Public Library LARGE PRINT ATW (Text) 33500012520250 Main In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432838478 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1432838474 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781432838485
  • ISBN: 1432838482
  • Physical Description: 531 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: This look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction.
In this Orwellian dramatization, religion becomes a tool of repression and social control to force women into the roles of stay-at-home wives, domestic staff, prostitutes, or surrogate mothers. They have no rights to their bodies or property and are completely dependent upon men. Those women who have had at least one child find themselves forced into the role of breeding machine, producing children for childless couples. References to 20th-century issues abound, including Agent Orange, abortion, women's rights, and escape attempts to Canada.
Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Misogyny > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Large type books.
FANTASY.
Large type books.
Man-woman relationships.
Misogyny.
Women.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Dystopias.
Large type books.
Fantasy fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Large type books.
Dystopian fiction.
Fiction.

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