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  • A fantastic, chilling story. And so powerfully feminist

    Bernadine Evaristo
  • Compulsively readable

    Daily Telegraph
  • The mother of all feminist dystopian novels

  • The novel satirises the strain of evangelical puritanism in American culture and the objectification and control of women's bodies. It is more broadly a contemporary myth of despotic power, and how such power deforms those who are subjected to it

  • The Handmaid's Tale is both a superlative exercise in science fiction and a profoundly felt moral story

    Angela Carter

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