Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2019
In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?
'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
And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.
At the end of The Handmaid's Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait for answers is over.
Since The Handmaid's Tale was first published in 1985, Margaret Atwood's vision has only grown in significance, becoming a rallying call at women's marches around the world following the election of Donald Trump, and taking on a new life in an acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television adaptation.
Set 15 years after The Handmaid's Tale, and unconnected to the second series of the television series, The Testaments finally reveals, for the very first time, Margaret Atwood's vision of Gilead's future.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 670 g
Dimensions: 241 x 161 x 37 mm