Book cover from The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

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Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Format: Book › Hardcover all formats
Edition: First Ed
Published: 09-10-2019
ISBN: 0385543786
Pages: 432
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
List Price: $28.95

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE

AMAZON EDITORS’ PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2019

The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.


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: Aunt Lydia.  Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
 
With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood 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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