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Publisher Description

** WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE 2019 **

** SUNDAY TIMES NO. 1 BESTSELLER **

BOOK OF THE YEAR: Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Stylist, Sunday Times, Financial Times, Guardian, The Times, Observer, Red

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

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

Customer Reviews

K62586 ,

WOW

I am so pleased I gave this a chance. I had not watched the series or really even heard of it. I was listening to a podcast one day which mentioned the sequel, The Testament, and it took my interest. I completely understand now why so many have begged for the sequel! What a brilliant and sobering read.

Exe wolf ,

Fab sequel

Excellent sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale. Loved it!

Someone123! ,

Unputdownable!

I’m sure Margaret Atwood would not appreciate fictitious words to describe her latest novel, but it works for me!

Can’t recall the last time I read a book in a week but the plot, structure and her wonderful writing style kept me hooked. I read The Handmaids Tale at school almost twenty years ago, have thoroughly enjoyed the TV series and this hasn’t disappointed.

Occasionally a bit difficult to identify whose perspective each chapter is written from, but that aside it’s a great book, with some superb character development and an even more detailed portrayal of Gilead.

Definitely worth while, even if it creeps me out that this could one day be a reality or to some extent already is in certain parts of the world!

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