NOVEL OF THE MONTH
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
Described by The Guardian as ‘The literary event of the year’, September sees the publication of The Testaments, the much-anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. Now, the sequel picks up the story more than 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
Atwood has been inspired both by the questions readers have asked over the years about Gilead and its inner workings and by the world we are living in today. Longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize, The Testaments has been described by the judges as ‘terrifying and exhilarating’.
We can preorder the book for you if you want to have a copy ready for you in store on its publication day, September 10th. We also have a limited number of special ‘The Testaments’ tote bags to give away when you purchase a copy of the novel.