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The Testaments

The Testaments

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Dystopian near future:Fifteen years after The Handmaid’s Tale…

  • ISBN: 978-1784742324
  • Genre: Dystopian, Fantasy/Sci Fi

What you need to know before your trail

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 voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets.

Travel Guide

Welcome back to Gilead…

Word from the author:

‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.’

Gilead is fictional of course and said to be somewhere in New England but the recent TV adaptation is firmly set in Canada since this is where the adaptation was filmed and in homage to the author who is from this very city.

You won’t have seen these very ordinary buildings this way before and after this TV show, probably never again! Who would have thought that a nice walk beside the water would hold visions of such dystopian events. The Fairmont Hotel in downtown Toronto also becomes a building with a difference after watching later episodes. Imagine staying here and reading the book though!

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Testaments

Destination: “Gilead” New England, Ontario Author/Guide: Margaret Atwood   Departure Time:  Near Dystopian future

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