"Facing a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized 'return to traditional values.' As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred is a "Handmaid, belonging to the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world."
"It is World War II, and Allied forces are under attack by Germany. The setting is Dunkirk, France, and their only hope for survival is evacuation. Along the way, the beauty and resilience of the human spirit is tested."