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AbstractThe present contribution examines the representation of the city in Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, with the aim of uncovering how the urban space is transformed and repurposed in order to uphold the ideological pillars of the theocratic regime described in the book. The urban space depicted in the book, which the reader sees through the eyes of the protagonist and narrator Offred, is built upon the contrasting image of "everything looks the same" versusdoi:10.2478/abcsj-2020-0007 fatcat:s34wvulqh5h7dfxhb5hzrbv4bm