When it was first published in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale had a huge impact. Its sequel, The Testaments, was published in September 2019. Set fifteen years later, it reveals what has happened in the dystopian world of Gilead over that time. But Atwood has promised that the book says much about our world too. Join Avril Horner to explore this gripping new tale.
Avril Horner is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kingston