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Nan A. Talese

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)

The Handmaid's Tale (Graphic Novel)

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The stunning graphic novel adaptation - A must-read and collector's item for fans of "the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction" (New York Times).

Look for The Testaments, the sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, available now.

In Margaret Atwood's dystopian future, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War. The result is the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive.

Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this beautiful 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.

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Published: 03/26/2019
Pages: 240
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.75lbs
Size: 9.40h x 6.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780385539241

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 02/25/2019
Booklist 04/15/2019 pg. 37
Library Journal Prepub Alert 10/15/2018 pg. 42
Kirkus Reviews 03/15/2019
School Library Journal 05/01/2019 pg. 110

About the Author
MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; and her most recent, The Heart Goes Last. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award, and lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Renée Nault is a Canadian artist, illustrator, and graphic novelist known for her vivid watercolor and ink illustrations. Her work has appeared in books, magazines, newspapers, and advertising around the world. She is a frequent illustrator for the Los Angeles Times. Please visit www.reneenault.com.
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