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Title:The Handmaid's Tale
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Anchor Books
ISBN:038549081X
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Number of Pages:331
Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics, Literature

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Handmaid's Tale Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant because in an age of declining births Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable Offred can remember the years before when she lived and made love with her husband Luke when she played with and protected her daughter when she had a job money of her own and access to knowledge But all of that is gone now

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Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery his housekeeper and mistress Some believe Grace is innocent others think her evil or insane Now serving a life sentence Grace claims to have no memory of the murders br br Dr Simon Jordan an up and coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories Is Grace a female fiend A bloodthirsty femme fatale Or is she the victim of circumstances, Margaret Atwood puts the human heart to the ultimate test in an utterly brilliant new novel that is as visionary as The Handmaid s Tale and as richly imagined as The Blind Assassin br br Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse Job loss has forced them to live in their car leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs They desperately need to turn their situation around and fast The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable clean house to live in for six months out of the year On alternating months residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system Once their month of service in the prison is completed they can return to their civilian homes br br At first this doesn t seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one s head and food to eat But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison a series of troubling events unfolds putting Stan s life in danger With each passing day Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled, A man made plague has swept the earth but a small group survives along with the green eyed Crakers a gentle species bio engineered to replace humans Toby onetime member of the Gods Gardeners and expert in mushrooms and bees is still in love with street smart Zeb who has an interesting past The Crakers reluctant prophet Snowman the Jimmy is hallucinating Amanda is in shock from a Painballer attack and Ivory Bill yearns for the provocative Swift Fox who is flirting with Zeb Meanwhile giant Pigoons and malevolent Painballers threaten to attack br br Told with wit dizzying imagination and dark humour Booker Prize winning Margaret Atwood s unpredictable chilling and hilarious MaddAddam takes us further into a challenging dystopian world and holds up a skewed mirror to our own possible future, The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it Now it has occurred obliterating most human life Two women have survived Ren a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high end sex club Scales and Tails and Toby a God s Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible br br Have others survived Ren s bioartist friend Amanda Zeb her eco fighter stepfather Her onetime lover Jimmy Or the murderous Painballers survivors of the mutual elimination Painball prison Not to mention the shadowy corrupt policing force of the ruling powers br br Meanwhile gene spliced life forms are proliferating the lion lamb blends the Mo hair sheep with human hair the pigs with human brain tissue As Adam One and his intrepid hemp clad band make their way through this strange new world Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move They can t stay locked away br br By turns dark tender violent thoughtful and uneasily hilarious The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive