The Testaments: The Sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale

By Margaret Atwood (Author)

Publisher: Chatto & Windus (10 September 2019)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1784742325

ISBN-13: 978-1784742324

Hardcover: 432 pages

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“An era-defining masterpiece” (

“Thrilling and blistering” (Daily Telegraph)

“An incredible follow-up” (the Sun, *Pick of the Week*)

“Gripping, pacy and beautifully written” (Justine Jordan Guardian)

“Finding hope in a hopeless place, this is everything The Handmaid’s Tale fans wanted and more. Prepare to hold your breath throughout, and to cry real tears at the end. My book of the year” (Kayleigh Dray Stylist)

“The Testaments is Atwood at her best, in its mixture of generosity, insight and control. The prose is adroit, direct, beautifully turned. All over the reading world, the history books are being opened to the next blank page and Atwood’s name is written at the top of it. To read this book is to feel the world turning” (Anne Enright Guardian)

“I gobbled it down… Atwood has an incredible intellectual nimbleness that challenges us constantly and poses the question that lies like a pearl inside the shell of this frighteningly readable novel, “Before you sit in judgement, how would you behave in Gilead?”” (Allison Pearson Sunday Telegraph)

“A cracker: urgent, moving and as tense as any thriller… there’s a darkly rebellious humour, ingenious wordplay and, of course, chillingly timely warnings. Atwood is long overdue a Nobel” (Hepzibah Anderson Mail on Sunday)

“At its heart, this gripping novel is a rallying call for action… In Atwood’s world, resistance is never futile” (Mernie Gilmore Daily Express)

“Believe the reviews, it is remarkable” (Lindsay Woods Irish Examiner)

About the Author
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 he 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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