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The Testaments

by Margaret Atwood

Audiobooks of the Month Dystopian Fiction Modern and Contemporary Fiction Sci-Fi and Fantasy

LoveReading View on The Testaments

35 years after the release of The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes us back to Gilead. Following three characters we are introduced to perspectives outside of those of the Handmaids. 

This is a terrific book that rounds out Gilead and tells of its downfall as opposed to being a direct sequel. A perfect book for anyone who wants to learn more about this restrictive, dystopian regime and for anyone who wants the questions they had at the end of The Handmaid's Tale answered.

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The Testaments Synopsis

And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

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.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood's sequel picks up the story 15 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.

The Testaments Press Reviews

The single most exciting publishing event of the year - Bookseller

One of the year's big novels will undoubtedly be Margaret Atwood's sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments - The Times

One of the most eagerly awaited books of the year - Daily Express

The Handmaid's Tale fans, rejoice - You

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781784708214
Publication date: 01/06/2020
Publisher: Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781784742324
Publication date: 10/09/2019
Publisher: Chatto & Windus an imprint of Vintage Publishing
Format: Hardback

Publication date: 10/09/2019
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook

Book Information

Publication date: 10th September 2019
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Format: Audiobook
Genres: Audiobooks of the Month, Dystopian Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Sci-Fi and Fantasy,

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario and Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.  She is the author of more than twenty-five volumes of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman, The Handmaid's Tale, The Robber Bride and Alias Grace. Her novel, The Blind Assassin,  won the prestigious Booker Prize in 2000. Margaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with novelist Graeme Gibson.   Author photo &...

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