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In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

The wait is over

And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light.

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 for her – freedom, prison or death.

With The Testaments, the wait is over.

Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

‘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.’ Margaret Atwood

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The single most exciting publishing event of the year

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One of the year’s big novels will undoubtedly be Margaret Atwood’s sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments

The Times

Rejoice… [The Testaments] promises to finally answer all the burning questions we were left with at the end of The Handmaid's Tale

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Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781473554436

    September 10, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    400 pages

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  • Hardback

    9781784742324

    September 10, 2019

    Chatto & Windus

    400 pages

    RRP $42.99

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  • Audio Download

    9781473570528

    September 10, 2019

    Vintage Digital

    RRP $27.99

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  • Audio CD

    9781786142597

    September 10, 2019

    Audiobooks

    RRP $45.00

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    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
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    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile
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News
Margaret Atwood Writing Handmaid’s Tale Sequel

The Testaments is to be published September 2019.