The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale

The Graphic Novel

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Provocative, startling, prophetic, and more relevant than ever, The Handmaid's Tale has become a global phenomenon. Now, in this stunning graphic novel edition of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, the terrifying reality of Gilead is brought to vivid life like never before. 'Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.' Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships. She serves in the household of the Commander and his wife, and under the new social order she has only one purpose: once a month, she must lie on her back and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if they are fertile. But Offred remembers the years before Gilead, when she was an independent woman who had a job, a family, and a name of her own. Now, her memories and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. The Handmaid's Tale and its iconic images--the red of the Handmaids, the blue of the Wives, the looming Gileadean Eye--have been adapted into a film, an opera, a ballet, and multi-award-winning TV series. This groundbreaking new graphic novel edition, adapted and featuring arresting artwork by B.C. artist Renee Nault, is destined to become a classic in its own right.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ontario] : McClelland & Stewart, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780771006845
Branch Call Number: NAULT
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm


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Provocative, startling, prophetic, The Handmaid's Tale has long been a global phenomenon. With this stunning graphic novel adaptation of Margaret Atwood's modern classic, beautifully realized by artist Renee Nault, the terrifying reality of Gilead has been brought to vivid life like never before.

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debwalker Jul 04, 2019

The graphic novel version. Powerful illustrations by Canadian artist Nault. Haunting.

JCLHeatherM Jun 19, 2019

An illustrated introduction to Margaret Atwood's dystopian tale.

Jun 01, 2019

I'm always interested in graphic adaptations of literature, and this is one of the best I've ever read. Even after reading Atwood's novel and watching the first two seasons of the show (thanks to KCLS), Nault's artwork and adaptation still riveted me. HIghly recommended!

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