Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale retold through illustrations

By Marissa Lynch | June 5 2019 | Common Reads Humanities & Social Sciences

Season 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale kicks off on Wednesday, June 05, with Hulu releasing new episodes each week. Hulu has described the new season as being “driven by June’s resistance to the dystopian regime of Gilead and her struggle to strike back against overwhelming odds.”

Just in time for the season premiere, Nan A. Talese has published a graphic adaptation of the classic novel. In it, illustrator Renee Nault reimagines the terrifying reality of Gilead, bringing it to vivid life like never before.

Traditional or graphic novel, written word or film—Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale remains a global phenomenon of literary and cultural importance, no matter the form.


Preview the graphic novel below:

Excerpted page from graphic novelization of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Used with permission of Nan A. Talese. Copyright © 2019 by Renee Nault.

Read the full excerpt featured on Literary Hub.

A Novel
Everything Handmaids wear is red: the colour of blood, which defines us.
$22.95 US
Mar 26, 2019
6-1/4 x 9-1/4
240 Pages
Nan A. Talese
US, Opn Mkt (no CAN)