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Handmaid's Tale: The Graphic Novel

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Illustrated with high-contrast artwork, a graphic-novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic depicts the terrifying realities of women consigned to childbirth roles in the occupied Republic of Gilead. By the award-winning author of Cat's Eye

Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.

Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion.

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renée Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.
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Literatuur & Romans
Aantal pagina’s
240
Uitgeverij
Doubleday US
ISBN
9780385539241
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door: CarlaV1969 1 like ebook
Een verhaal over een fictieve wereld, die best waar zou kunnen zijn. Hoe overleeft een vrouw, met zoveel regels en belemmeringen, die als taak heeft te reproduceren? Vreemde gedachte, zo'n doel te moeten dienen. Het verhaal springt van heden naar verleden, verteld door Offred (betekenend " van...

The Handmaid's Tale is in the honorable tradition of Brave New World and other warnings of dystopia. It's imaginative even audacious, and conveys a chilling sense of fear and menace

door: Shadira Monsanto 1 like
The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Offred – not her real name, but the patronymic she has been given by the new regime in an oppressive parallel America of the future – and her role as a Handmaid. The Handmaids are forced to provide children by proxy for infertile women of a higher social...

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