The Handmaid's Tale

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Set in the Republic of Gilead, the former United States, during the late twentieth century. The declining birth rates caused by the effects of nuclear fallout and the AIDS epidemic result in a new social structure where all young women who can bear healthy children, are allocated to powerful regime men. This is the story of one of these young women.
Format: Book
Call Number: FIC Atw
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