"A gripping vision of our society radically overturned by a theocratic revolution."
"Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, serving in the household of the enigmatic Commander and his bitter wife. She must pray for the Commander to make her pregnant, for in a time of declining birthrates her value lies in her fertility. Offred can remember a time when she lived with her husband and daughter and had a job, before she lost even her own name. Now she navigates the intimate secrets of those who control her every move, risking her life in breaking the rules."