In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades.
Shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize
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 herfreedom, 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
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|
|Edition description:||Barnes & Noble Book Club Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)|
About the Author
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.......
great ending to the Hand Maidens Tail.