Margaret Atwood’s spellbinding sequel to The Handmaid's Tale was inspired by readers’ responses to the first book and ‘the world we’ve been living in’.
In Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel, an artist returning to her home city is consumed by images of the lavish cruelties she endured there as a child.
Elaine Risley, a painter, returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, to find herself overwhelmed by her past. Memories of childhood - unbearable betrayal and cruelties - surface relentlessly, forcing her to confront the spectre of Cordelia, once her best friend and tormentor, who has haunted her for forty years.
About the AuthorMargaret Atwood is the world-renowned author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.