The handmaid's tale
Part of the Contemporary classics series
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
The Republic of Gilead offers Offred only one function: to breed.
If she deviates, she will, like dissenters, be hanged at the wall or sent out to die slowly of radiation sickness.
But even a repressive state cannot obliterate desire - neither Offred's nor that of the two men on which her future hangs...
W 1987 Arthur C