The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood [U.S. FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1988
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  HOUGHTON-MIFFLIN CO.
Ex-library copy, refurbished with flaws. DJ is in very good condition with some fading along spine. Book itself is in fair to acceptable condition. Structurally sound, but has a bit of a tilt to it. Library materials have been removed and flyleafs have been fixed to inside cover. Pages have some visible staining and wear.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now...