Audie Award, Fiction, 2013 Margaret Atwood’s well-liked dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Story explores a broad vary of points regarding energy, gender, and non secular politics. A number of Golden Globe award-winner Claire Danes (Romeo and Juliet, The Hours) offers a stirring efficiency of this traditional in speculative fiction, some of the highly effective and broadly learn novels of our time. After a staged terrorist assault kills the President and most of Congress, the federal government is deposed and brought over by the oppressive and all-controlling Republic of Gilead. Offred, now a Handmaid serving within the family of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter spouse, can bear in mind a time when she lived together with her husband and daughter and had a job, earlier than she misplaced even her personal title. Regardless of the hazard, Offred learns to navigate the intimate secrets and techniques of those that management her each transfer, risking her life in breaking the foundations in hopes of ending this oppression. Cowl Artwork by Fred Marcellino. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.
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