by Margaret Atwood
✅ Editor: Vintage Publishing
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Without doubt the most anticipated book of 2019, The old Testament, is the reference point for the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal masterpiece, The Handmaid’s Tale. Picking up fifteen years after its predecessor is almost open conclusion, The Testament promises a new window in Atwood dystopian world, as seen through the eyes of three women of Gilead. Selected for the man Booker Prize, 2019 Margaret Atwood’s masterpiece of a dystopian, The Handmaid’s Tale is a modern classic. Now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this gripping sequel. 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 that it is beginning to rot from the inside. In this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. The two are raised as part of the first generation to come of age, “new order”. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who exercises the power through the ruthless accumulation and distribution of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testament, opens the innermost mechanisms of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with what is, and how far you will go for what she believes in. “Dear Readers: Everything you ever asked of Gilead, and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world that we have lived.’ – Margaret Atwood, ‘The literary event of the year’. – The Guardian ‘A wild and beautiful novel, and it speaks to us today, all over the world, with special conviction and power… The bar is set particularly high for Atwood and hovering over it ” – Peter Florence, the man Booker Prize, the president of the jury
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