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Read online The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection) Set in the not too distant future in a terrifying world where religion is used as a tool of repression and social control The Handmaid s Tale is the story of a young woman Offered recruited for reproductive purposes at a time of plummeting birth rates The gripping narrative switches between her memories of the old world where she was a working mother and the terrifying realities of her life as a state controlled breeding machine a Handmaid A masterpiece of modern literature Margaret Atwood has crafted a powerful unforgettable novel by Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid's Tale (Bbc Radio Collection)
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Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics, Literature
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Cat s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley a controversial painter who returns to Toronto the city of her youth for a retrospective of her art Engulfed by vivid images of the past she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship longing and betrayal Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter a lover and artist and woman but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories Disturbing hilarious and compassionate Cat s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knots of her life, Margaret Atwood takes the art of storytelling to new heights in a dazzling novel that unfolds layer by astonishing layer and concludes in a brilliant and wonderfully satisfying twist Told in a style that magnificently captures the colloquialisms and clich s of the s and s The Blind Assassin is a richly layered and uniquely rewarding experience br br It opens with these simple resonant words Ten days after the war ended my sister drove a car off the bridge They are spoken by Iris whose terse account of her sister Laura s death in is followed by an inquest report proclaiming the death accidental But just as the reader expects to settle into Laura s story Atwood introduces a novel within a novel Entitled The Blind Assassin it is a science fiction story told by two unnamed lovers who meet in dingy backstreet rooms When we return to Iris it is through a newspaper article announcing the discovery of a sailboat carrying the dead body of her husband a distinguished industrialist br br For the past twenty five years Margaret Atwood has written works of striking originality and imagination In The Blind Assassin she stretches the limits of her accomplishments as never before creating a novel that is entertaining and profoundly serious The Blind Assassin proves once again that Atwood is one of the most talented daring and exciting writers of our time Like The Handmaid s Tale it is destined to become a classic, The times and species have been changing at a rapid rate and the social compact is wearing as thin as environmental stability Adam One the kindly leader of the God s Gardeners a religion devoted to the melding of science and religion as well as the preservation of all plant and animal life has long predicted a natural disaster that will alter Earth as we know it Now it has occurred obliterating most human life Two women have survived Ren a young trapeze dancer locked inside the high end sex club Scales and Tails and Toby a God s Gardener barricaded inside a luxurious spa where many of the treatments are edible br br Have others survived Ren s bioartist friend Amanda Zeb her eco fighter stepfather Her onetime lover Jimmy Or the murderous Painballers survivors of the mutual elimination Painball prison Not to mention the shadowy corrupt policing force of the ruling powers br br Meanwhile gene spliced life forms are proliferating the lion lamb blends the Mo hair sheep with human hair the pigs with human brain tissue As Adam One and his intrepid hemp clad band make their way through this strange new world Ren and Toby will have to decide on their next move They can t stay locked away br br By turns dark tender violent thoughtful and uneasily hilarious The Year of the Flood is Atwood at her most brilliant and inventive, Margaret Atwood s i The Robber Bride i is inspired by The Robber Bridegroom a wonderfully grisly tale from the Brothers Grimm in which an evil groom lures three maidens into his lair and devours them one by one But in her version Atwood brilliantly recasts the monster as Zenia a villainess of demonic proportions and sets her loose in the lives of three friends Tony Charis and Roz All three have lost men spirit money and time to their old college acquaintance Zenia At various times and in various emotional disguises Zenia has insinuated her way into their lives and practically demolished them To Tony who almost lost her husband and jeopardized her academic career Zenia is a lurking enemy commando To Roz who did lose her husband and almost her magazine Zenia is a cold and treacherous bitch To Charis who lost a boyfriend quarts of vegetable juice and some pet chickens Zenia is a kind of zombie maybe soulless Lorrie Moore i New York Times Book Review i In love and war illusion and deceit Zenia s subterranean malevolence takes us deep into her enemies pasts