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Read online The Handmaid's Tale.pdf 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 by Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale
Title:The Handmaid's Tale
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Number of Pages:331
Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics, Literature
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Alias Grace, MaddAddam (MaddAddam, #3), The Robber Bride, The Year of the Flood (MaddAddam, #2), The Handmaid's Tale, Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1), The Heart Goes Last, The Penelopiad, Cat's Eye, The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood s i The Robber Bride i is inspired by The Robber Bridegroom a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them one by one But in her version Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia a villainess of demonic proportions and sets her loose in the lives of three friends Tony Charis and Roz All three have lost men spirit money and time to their old college acquaintance Zenia At various times and in various emotional disguises Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them To Tony who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career Zenia is a lurking enemy commando To Roz who did lose her husband and almost her magazine Zenia is a cold and treacherous bitch To Charis who lost a boyfriend quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens Zenia is a kind of zombie maybe soulless Lorrie Moore i New York Times Book Review i In love and war illusion and deceit Zenia s subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies pasts, 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, b Now that all the others have run out of air it s my turn to do a little story making b p In Homer s account in i The Odyssey i Penelope wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife her story a salutary lesson through the ages Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan War after the abduction of Helen Penelope manages in the face of scandalous rumors to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca bring up her wayward son and keep over a hundred suitors at bay simultaneously When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships overcoming monsters and sleeping with goddesses he kills her suitors and curiously twelve of her maids p p In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged maids asking What led to the hanging of the maids and what was Penelope i really i up to In Atwood s dazzling playful retelling the story becomes as wise and compassionate as it is haunting and as wildly entertaining as it is disturbing With wit and verve drawing on the story telling and poetic talent for which she herself is renowned she gives Penelope new life and reality and sets out to provide an answer to an ancient mystery p