SciFi Tech Talk #000187 – The Handmaid’s Tale

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ISBN-10: 038549081X
ISBN-13: 9780385490818
Goodreads: 47170914

Author(s): Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 3/16/1998

It is the world of the near future, and Offred is a Handmaid in the home of the Commander and his wife. She is allowed out once a day to the food market, she is not permitted to read, and she is hoping the Commander makes her pregnant, because she is only valued if her ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she was an independent woman, had a job of her own, a husband and child. But all of that is gone now ... everything has changed.

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