|aThe handmaid's tale[For IB]|cMargaret Atwood ; with a new introduction by the author.
|a1st Anchor Books movie tie-in ed.
|aNew York|bAnchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.|c2017.
|axix, 311 p.|c21 cm.
|a"A HULU original"-- cover
|aReprint. Originally published: New York : Anchor Books, 1998.
|aNight -- Shopping -- Night -- Waiting room -- Nap -- Household -- Night -- Birth day -- Night -- Soul scrolls -- Night -- Jezebel's -- NIght -- Salvaging -- Night -- Historical notes.
|aThis 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.
The seminal work of speculative fiction from the Booker Prize-winning author, soon to be a Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss, Samira Wiley, and Joseph Fiennes.
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 days 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.... Funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing, The Handmaid’s Tale is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and literary tour de force.
一九三九年出生於渥太華，加拿大最傑出的小說家、詩人，同時也寫短篇故事、評論、劇本以及創作兒童文學。她已發表四十多部作品，翻譯超過三十五種語言，其中小說《盲眼刺客》獲頒二○○○年布克獎，《雙面葛蕾斯》獲頒加拿大季勒文學獎，並獲義大利最負盛名的蒙德羅文學獎（Premio Mondello）。二○○五年，她獲頒愛丁堡圖書節啟蒙獎（Edinburgh Book Festival Enlightenment），得獎理由是對世界文學與思想的傑出貢獻。二○○八年，獲頒西班牙艾斯杜里亞斯親王文學獎（Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature）。她也是活躍的社會運動人士，長期關注環境和生態保育、創作言論自由受政治迫害等社會議題，也曾和全球五百位作家連署，抵制國家對網路使用的過當管制。