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’.
Margaret Atwood’s 2000 Booker winner is a multilayered drama that weaves its narrative threads across past and present, fiction and reality.
Iris Chase - married at 18 to a politically prominent industrialist, but now 82 and poor - is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by her once-prosperous family. While bewailing her unreliable body and deriding those who try to help her, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life and perilous times, particularly on the events surrounding her sister Laura’s mysterious early death - a death which confirmed her iconic status as the author of a scandalous novel.
About the AuthorMargaret Atwood is the world-renowned author of more than 50 books of fiction, poetry and critical essays.