Set in a Fascistic future America, The Handmaid's Tale tells the story of Kate, a handmaid. In this America, the religious right has taken over and gone hog-wild. Kate is a criminal, guilty of the crime of trying to escape from the US, and is sentenced to become a Handmaid. The job of a Handmaid is to bear the children of the man to whom she is assigned. After ruthless group training by Aunt Lydia in the proper way to behave, Kate is assigned as Handmaid to the Commander. Kate is attracted to Nick, the Commander's chauffeur. At the same time, a resistance movement begins to challenge the regime.
A haunting tale of sexuality in a country gone wrong.
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Women of all classes are forbidden to read, but when Moira goes to tell Aunt Lydia the bet is stopped up, Aunt Lydia is reading a book. See more
I want to see as little of you as possible. If I get trouble, I give trouble right back.
Version of The Handmaid's Tale
Shall We Gather At The River
Written by Robert Lowry See more