A chilling vision of future female subjugation in 21st-century America. Read by Buffy Davis.
Offred is made an offer. Should she accept? Margaret Atwood's chilling vision of future female subjugation in 21st-century America.
In an age of plummeting birth rates - the result of pollution, nuclear accidents and toxic spillages - this is the diary of a woman recruited by a totalitarian regime.
Margaret Atwood is one of Canada's best selling writers. First published in 1985, The Handmaid's Tale was nominated for The Booker Prize, Prometheus Award and Nebula. It won an Arthur C Clarke Award. It has also been successfully adapted for TV.
Read by Buffy Davis
Abridged by Katie Campbell
Producer Sally Avens
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1995
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