Author(s): Margaret Atwood
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
This is the long awaited sequel to A Handmaid's Tale. It took me a while to shake the images from the TV series and let my own imagination take over,but the pace and the storyline are so good.
In Gilead the turnip-like Aunt Lydia still holds considerable sway.In Canada baby Nicole is alive but not exactly safe. Is there to be no mention of her mother Offred?The Commanders in Gilead are becoming increasingly corrupt, but these men have total control. Will it be the treachery between themselves that will be their downfall? Will any of the new girls, destined to be handmaids, be able to make an impact as Offred had in A Handmaids Tale? An enthralling, exciting, evenly paced and total satisfying sequel.David
Joint winner of the Booker Prize 2019