The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller that triggered a cultural phenomenon
Margaret Atwood is Canada's most eminent novelist, poet and critic. Her books include The Edible Woman, Surfacing, Lady Oracle, Life Before Man, Bodily Harm, The Handmaid's Tale (winner of both the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Science Fiction and the Governor-General's Award, shortlisted for the Booker Prize and made in a major film). Cat's Eye (also shortlisted for the Booker Prize) The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Finally, The Blind Assassin won the Booker Prize in 2000.
A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist
Compulsively readable * Daily Telegraph *
Out of a narrative shadowed by terror, gleam sharp perceptions, brilliant intense images and sardonic wit * Independent *
The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story
Moving, vivid and terrifying. I only hope it's not prophetic * The Listener *