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The handmaid's tale

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Large Print Book

Large print edition.

Set in the near future, The handmaid's tale describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population. The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. The Handmaid's Tale is funny, unexpected, horrifying, and altogether convincing. It is at once scathing satire, dire warning, and a tour de force. It is Margaret Atwood at her best.

Available copies

  • 2 of 4 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

5 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Dansville Public Library LARGE PRINT FIC ATW (Text)
Large Print
52117300459483
In transit
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Lyons Public Library LG PRT F Atw (Text)
Large Print
52141300476040
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Sodus Community Library LP FIC ATW (Text)
Large Print
52148300458555
Checked out
08/07/2017
Warsaw Public Library LP FIC ATW (Text)
Large Print
52151300292388
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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