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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Overview

Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize

In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalized readers for decades: What happens to Offred?

When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead for her—freedom, prison or death.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

“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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385543781
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 23
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 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 4 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 4 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.......
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Anonymous 8 hours ago
Amazing!
Anonymous 2 days ago
Pretty good read. I struggle with thinking there was even one redeeming quality about Aunt Lydia. I didn't see the revelation that Agnes was June's daughter pre-Gilead coming. I probably should have reread AHT before reading this. The description of the test the aunts went through when they were in the stadium was horrific. I've always wondered what happened to June's husband so it was nice to know he survived, although sad he and June did not reunite. I wish Ada had turned out to be Moira or we at least could have found out where she ended up. My question after AHT of what happened in Gilead after all the women who were handmaids were no longer fertile and needed to be replaced and where the replacements can from wasn't answered so on that I am not satisfied. It was nice to read and somewhat satisfying.