The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

Book Title: The Handmaid's Tale

Author: Marjane Satrapi

Format: Paperback | 320 pages

Publication Date: 01 Apr 1998

ISBN-13: 9780385490818

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now...everything has changed. Deserves the highest praise. -- "San Francisco Chronicle"