London: Chatto & Windus, 2019. Noma Bar (cover illustration). First U.K. Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Signed by author. Used - Fine/As New. Dark blue paper boards with cover motif blindstamped on front/rear boards and white lettering to spine. Illustrated endpapers. Clean, unmarked. Green ribbon bookmark sewn into binding. Signed by author in black ink on title page. 15.75 x 24 cm. 419 pp. / Fine. Little wear. Head of spine has some light creasing. Small scratch to back cover. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #12650
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The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale.
More than 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 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: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood 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.