- 21 Oct 19
Set 15 years after the famously vague “ending” of Margaret Atwood’s seminal 1985 dystopian masterpiece The Handmaid’s Tale, this sequel of sorts is narrated by three women who have been affected by the brutal totalitarian state of Gilead. It’s a thrilling, often terrifying page turner.
Quite rightly hailed as the literary event of 2019, the prolific visionary doesn’t miss a beat, despite the three-and-a-half decades since she originally created this altrernative world. Indeed, she conjures up a spellbinding saga packed with twists, turns and tragedies, whilst reaffirming that she’s one of the most captivating storytellers of the modern age.
Pulling off the near impossible trick of delivering a satisfying sequel full of surprises, The Testaments is nothing short of a triumph, and will forever change the way you view the residents of Gilead. “Blessed be the fruit.”