A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments
In The Handmaid's Tale, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War and the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's Commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive.
In The Testaments, set more than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, The Republic of Gilead maintains its repressive grip on power, but it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women come together, with potentially explosive results.
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Anchor Books
Page Count: 600pp
Size: 5.25 x 8
Notes: paperback, 2-book box set
Date of Publication: November 3, 2020