|By (author):||Atwood, Margaret|
|Subject:||FICTION / Canadian|
|FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / Dystopian|
|FICTION / Literary|
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|From The Publisher*||A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments.|
In The Handmaid's Tale, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War and the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's Commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive.
In The Testaments, set more than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the Republic of Gilead maintains its repressive grip on power, but it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women come together, with potentially explosive results.
This beautifully designed slipcase will make the perfect holiday and perennial gift.
|Review Quote*||PRAISE FOR THE TESTAMENTS:|
"The international literary event of the season." -Globe and Mail
"A savage and beautiful novel that speaks to us today with unusual conviction and power." -Peter Florence, Chairman, Booker Prize judging panel
"A chilling invitation no Atwood fan can resist . . . The Testaments reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil." -People
"A fast, immersive narrative that's as propulsive as it is melodramatic." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever." -NPR
"There may be no novelist better suited to tapping the current era's anxieties than Margaret Atwood." -Entertainment Weekly
"One of the most anticipated sequels of the modern age . . . full of revealing backstories." -The Washington Post
"A rare treat . . . a corker of a plot, culminating in a breathless flight to freedom." -Slate.com
"The literary event of the year." -The Guardian
"It's terrifying and exhilarating." -Judges of the Booker Prize 2019
|Biographical Note||MARGARET ATWOOD, whose work has been published in thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. In addition to The Handmaid's Tale, her novels include Cat's Eye, shortlisted for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; Oryx and Crake, shortlisted for the 2003 Man Booker Prize; The Year of the Flood; MaddAddam; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of the Los Angeles Times Innovator's Award and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. In 2019 she was made a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour for services to literature. She lives in Toronto.|