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** WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 **

** SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER **

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale, is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.

More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid’s Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.

Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.

‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.' Margaret Atwood

‘The literary event of the year.’ Guardian

‘A savage and beautiful novel, and it speaks to us today, all around the world, with particular conviction and power… The bar is set particularly high for Atwood and she soars over it’ Peter Florence, Booker Prize Chair of Judges, Guardian

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
10 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
2.4
MB

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The Testaments

While this is a very different read to A Handmaid’s Tale it doesn’t disappoint, although anyone hoping for another book about Handmaids will be left wanting. In her Acknowledgements, Atwood explains that The Testaments was written in response to fans asking, “What happened next? How did Gilead fall?” and to those ends she has served us well, once again proving that she is one of the greatest writers of our time.

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