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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

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.

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Anonymous says:

Who am I, who was I and where am I going? These are the questions, among others, that are answered in the much hyped sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”, by Margaret Atwood.For the first eight chapters, “The Testaments” is a bit labored. Details are laid out almost like a narrative catalogue. Chapter 8 marks the beginning of Atwood magic and for almost 300 pages, you’re drawn into a first person accounting of the events of the past, (during Handmaid’s)the intervening years and the present days of…

Anonymous says:

Brilliant The Testaments is set 15 years after the Handmade’s Tale. The story unfolds in a three-part narrative. Each narrator fills in the gaps of what went on in the preceding 15 years and chronicles their lives in the present. Readers will be updated on their favorite characters and introduced new players in the Gilead saga.The book is an absolute page turner from page one. The prose are beautifully written in a style that readers of Atwood’s work have come to expect. Be prepared to…

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