Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has only one function: to breed. If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness. But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs.
"Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit" Peter Kemp Independent
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than 30 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. She lives in Toronto, Canada.