WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE
Margaret Atwood’s dystopian masterpiece,The Handmaid’s Tale,has become a modern classic – and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel.
More than 15 years after the events ofThe Handmaid’s Tale,the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.
As Atwood unfoldsThe Testaments,she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
“The literary event of the year.” (TheGuardian)
“The international literary event of the season.” (Globe and Mail)
“Its terrifying and exhilarating.” (Judges of the Booker Prize 2019)
Narrator: Ann Dowd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Mae Whitman, Derek Jacobi, Tantoo Cardinal, Margaret Atwood
Duration: 13 hours 18 minutes
Released: 19 Oct 2009
Publisher: Penguin Random House Canada