About this book
A new edition of the chilling novel set in a future where women have no rights. Published to celebrate its 25th anniversary, it was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1985.
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She has 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.