Imprint:McClelland & Stewart
Dimensions:9.29in x 6.3 x 1.44 in | 1.58 lb
Page Count:432 pages
AUDIENCE: For fans of Margaret Atwood, the TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, and readers of dystopian fiction.
AUTHOR PLATFORM: Margaret Atwood is a Booker Prize-winning author and a cultural force: she has more than 1.3 million followers on Twitter and more than 200k on Facebook.
WORLDWIDE PUBLISHING EVENT: The publication of the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale will be a landmark publishing event in the fall. Publishing partners: McClelland & Stewart will publish simultaneously with Penguin Random House across the English-speaking world: Chatto & Windus/VINTAGE in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India; and Nan A. Talese/Knopf Doubleday in the US.
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR: The Testaments is set 15 years after the dystopian classic ends with Offred climbing into the van, unsure whether more torture or a better life awaits her. It is narrated by three female characters.
SALES TRACK: Margaret Atwood’s backlist sells extremely well year after year. With huge success of the recent TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, and the acclaim the show has garnered, including two Emmy Award wins, sales are on a steady incline and the anticipation for the sequel is unparalleled.
"The international literary event of the season."
—Globe and Mail
“A savage and beautiful novel that speaks to us today with unusual conviction and power.”
—Peter Florence, Chairman, Booker Prize judging panel
“A chilling invitation no Atwood fan can resist . . . The Testaments reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil.”
“A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever.”
“There may be no novelist better suited to tapping the current era’s anxieties than Margaret Atwood.”
“One of the most anticipated sequels of the modern age . . . full of revealing backstories.”
—Ron Charles, The Washington Post
“A rare treat . . . a corker of a plot, culminating in a breathless flight to freedom.”
—Laura Miller, Slate.com
"The literary event of the year."
"It’s terrifying and exhilarating."
—Judges of the Booker Prize 2019