Award winning fiction, Canadian fiction, General fiction, Serious and literary fiction, Movie and television tie-ins
Futuristic novel set in a society that has reverted to the repressive intolerance of the original puritans. Offred, the handmaid whose job is to function as surrogate mother to the sterile marriage of an elderly leader, longs to escape. Canada… Reads 2002. Runner-up to the CNIB Talking Book for the Year Award. Nominated for the Booker Prize. Winner of the Governor General's Award. Some strong language. 1985.