Home Leisure The long awaited sequel to A Handmaid’s Tale

The long awaited sequel to A Handmaid’s Tale

In A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood envisioned a world in which the US had become Gilead, a totalitarian world ruled by Commanders in which women were totally subservient.

Told by one handmaid, Offred, it describes how women are forbidden to learn to read or write and are solely there to serve men in all ways, including sexually. The sequel, The Testaments, is set 15 years later and is told by three women – Aunt Lydia, a trainer and manager of handmaids, and two of Offred’s daughters, Agnes, who became the privileged child of an elite family, and Nicola, who was smuggled out to Canada.

Resistance is growing in Gilead and Lydia is plotting its downfall… At a time when women are increasingly protesting against femicide, rape, unequal pay and often worse injustices at the hands of men, this book hits an extremely sensitive nerve.

- Advertisement -

Chatto & Windus, R360.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Wine let the creative juices flow

Paint and wine is more than fun. It is an evening filled with lots of giggles and masterpieces of course. On Thursday, September 26...

Let’s get planting

We’re planting Salvia ‘Salmia’ for its superb show in the garden. This shrubby upright perennial salvia produces endless spikes of large dark purple, pink...

A little ‘fizzy’ … here is a great energy booster

The end of 2019 is winking, and we know everyone is tired after this hectic year. We decided to try, NRF CalMag Fizzy with...

All the world’s a stage, so dance on it.

It is not often that locals get to see a good ballet on home soil. On September 13 and 14 guests were taken on...

The holidays are here and luckily so is Jack.

At Jack we know that the holiday spirit is meant to be shared - and Jack Daniel’s has put it into a bottle. For...