The Testaments

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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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she 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.

"The literary event of the year." --The Guardian

"The international literary event of the season." --Globe and Mail

"It's terrifying and exhilarating." --Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 9780771009457
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Published: September 2020
Number of Pages: 448