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Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale Sequel Will Surprisingly Not Be Non-Fiction

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, November 28 2018 and posted in News with Benefits
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Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale Sequel Will Surprisingly Not Be Non-Fiction

The Testaments was inspired by the world we're living in.


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What's more surprising than Margaret Atwood revisiting Gilead with a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale is that the sequel won't be a non-fiction book about the world we live in. Though, The Testaments will be heavily influenced by today's world.

 

In her statement regarding the announcement, Atwood said that the sequel was inspired by readers' questions about Gilead and by the "world we've been living in."

The Handmaid's Tale is set in a near future in which the United States has installed an oppressive, theocratic government that forces fertile women into servitude to bear children. The book focuses on the handmaid Offred and her fight to survive. 

Modern similarities to the 1976 novel include a woman's lack of choice in governing her own body, Islamophobia, Christian fundamentalists hand-picking Bible passages, and blaming women for their sexual assault.

The Testaments will be published on Sept. 10, 2019.





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