GET READY for THE TESTAMENTS, the highly anticipated SEQUEL, by reading the
ELISABETH MOSS Offred is a Handmaid in The Republic of Gilead, a religious
totalitarian state in what was formerly known as the United States. She is
placed in the household of The Commander, Fred Waterford - her assigned
name, Offred, means 'of Fred'. She has only one function: to breed. If
Offred refuses to enter into sexual servitude to repopulate a devastated
world, she will be hanged. Yet even a repressive state cannot eradicate
hope and desire. As she recalls her pre-revolution life in flashbacks,
Offred must navigate through the terrifying landscape of torture and
persecution in the present day, and between two men upon which her future
hangs. Masterfully conceived and executed, this haunting vision of the
future places Margaret Atwood at the forefront of dystopian fiction. 'As
relevant today as it was when Atwood wrote television event has hit
such a nerve ...The Handmaid's Tale is more relevant one year after the
first season' Guardian 'Don't expect to be gripped by a more potent or
involving drama this year' Telegraph

Margaret Atwood—The Handmaid's Tale

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