The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

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Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385543781
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 18
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The MaddAddam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

Hometown:

Toronto, Ontario

Date of Birth:

November 18, 1939

Place of Birth:

Ottawa, Ontario

Education:

B.A., University of Toronto, 1961; M.A. Radcliffe, 1962; Ph.D., Harvard University, 1967

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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous 11 days ago
A Byzantine set of treacheries highlight the plot of this sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale." Like its predecessor, "The Testaments" is presented in a set of narratives, found in the future by some scholars (whose obsession with the past will feel painfully au courant). Aunt Lydia's testament, written at the end of her life, provides a more fulfilling view of the torturing & programmatic hellion of the TV series.
Anonymous 11 days ago
I really enjoyed this novel. It was unique and very engrossing. I wish I had one chapter with Offered fully in it. But I won t say more to spoil it. Read it in 2 days. Get it and be transported.......
Anonymous 19 hours ago
It has been some time since I have read a book that I couldn't put down. Thank you Margaret Attwood for not only answering unanswered questions,but for doing so in such an engaging fashion.
Anonymous 3 days ago
This book provides so many answers to questions left over from The Handmaid's Tale. I loved it.
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Anonymous 7 hours ago
thank you for writing this book! im so happy to know there was a wonderful ending! i hope none of this comes to fruition!
Anonymous 2 days ago
wonderful read ! great story and characters.
FrancescaFB 4 days ago
Anonymous 6 days ago
loved+it%21
Anonymous 6 days ago
great ending to the Hand Maidens Tail.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Amazing!