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The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale

The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (Hardback)

By Atwood, Margaret

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The wait is over And so I step up, into the darkness within; 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. The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.' ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781784742324
Barcode 9781784742324
Published 1 October 2019 by Vintage
Format Hardback
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Series The Handmaid's Tale
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ISBN-13 9781784742324
ISBN-10 1784742325
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Chatto & Windus
Publication Date 1 October 2019
International Publication Date 10 September 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Atwood, Margaret
Series The Handmaid's Tale
Category Modern Fiction
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 39mm
Weight 667g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 965286

Description of this Book

The wait is over 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 for her - freedom, prison or death. 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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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 *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. Her novels include Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and the MaddAddam trilogy. Her 1985 classic, The Handmaid's Tale, went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against the disempowerment of women, and with the 2017 release of the award-winning Channel 4 TV series. Atwood has won numerous awards including the Booker Prize, the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society, the Franz Kafka Prize, the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade and the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She has also worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, librettist, playwright and puppeteer. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

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