It’s set 15 years after Offred’s final scene, the moment when the van door slams and readers had no way of knowing what lay ahead.
The inspiration for The Testaments
Talking about the book, Margaret Atwood said:
‘Dear Readers: Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we've been living in.’
See Margaret Atwood on tour
Margaret Atwood will be on tour from 10 September 2019, including a live broadcast to cinemas around the world on publication day. UK events include London, Newcastle, Manchester, Oxford and Birmingham. Atwood will also visit Dublin.
Iconic cover design
The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10th September 2019, with a double image cover illustrated by Noma Bar and designed by Suzanne Dean at VINTAGE.
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