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’.
‘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, what lay ahead for her? Freedom or prison? Life or death? The Testaments picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
It is a savage and beautiful novel that speaks to us today with conviction and power. The bar is set unusually high for Atwood. She soars— Booker Prize judges, 2019