The Testaments

(The Handmaid's Tale #2)

Hardcover, 419 pages

English language

Published Sept. 1, 2019 by Nan A. Talese.


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Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic--and now she brings the iconinc story to a dramatic conclusion in this stunning sequel.

Fifteen years after the events of The 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 on opposite sides of the border: one in Gilead as the privileged daughter of an important Commander, and one in Canada, where she marches in anti-Gilead protests and watches news of its horrors on TV. The testimonies of these two young women, part of the first generation to come of age in the new order, are braided with a third voice: that of one of the regime's enforcers, a woman who …

2 editions


  • Theocracy--Fiction.
  • Surrogate mothers--Fiction.
  • Misogyny--Fiction.
  • Women--Fiction.
  • Government, Resistance to--Fiction.
  • Pregnancy--Social aspects--Fiction.
  • Dystopias--Fiction.