literature | September 09, 2019

Margaret Atwood’s Hotly Anticipated Handmaid’s Sequel is Out Tomorrow

Atwood fans, rejoice! The TestamentsMargaret Atwood’s hyped-up sequel to The Handmaid's Tale—hits shelves tomorrow. 

It’s been nearly 35 years since Margaret Atwood wrote The Handmaid’s Tale, and three years since the book was adapted into an Emmy award-winning series. Fans, old and new, are now intimately acquainted with the cruel, fictional world of Gilead. In The Testaments, Atwood once againt visits Gilead, but this time readers should expect a slightly more optimistic rendering of the totalitarian state. In their “first look” review of the novel, The Guardian writes,“For The Testaments take us to a subtly altered Gilead and, in many ways, a more hopeful one. Its structures are weakening; the myths it has told its citizens are beginning to lose their hold. The Eye under which its women must conduct their constricted, stolen lives is beginning to flicker.”


You can read their full review here.


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