The handmaid's tale
    (2017, original release: 1986)

    Fiction

    Large Type

    Call Numbers:
    LARGE TYPE/FICTION/ATWOOD,M
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Large Type LARGE TYPE/FICTION/ATWOOD,M Available
Large Type LARGE TYPE/FICTION/ATWOOD,M Due: 6/15/2020
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Details

PUBLISHED
Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2017
©1986
EDITION
Large print edition
DESCRIPTION
529 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9781432838478, 1432838474 :, 1432838474, 9781432838478
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

In this Orwellian dramatization, religion becomes a tool of repression and social control to force women into the roles of stay-at-home wives, domestic staff, prostitutes, or surrogate mothers. They have no rights to their bodies or property and are completely dependent upon men. Those women who have had at least one child find themselves forced into the role of breeding machine, producing children for childless couples. References to 20th-century issues abound, including Agent Orange, abortion, women's rights, and escape attempts to Canada. At least 14 different readers make it easy for the listener to distinguish among the various characters. Despite sound effects and some indistinguishable white noise, there are a few spots with dead air. This program will be of interest to Atwood fans and those interested in futuristic tales. Recommended for public and academic libraries.-Laurie Selwyn, Grayson Cty. Law Lib., Sherman, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted