The Testaments is a 2019 novel by Margaret Atwood. It is a sequel to The Handmaid's Tale (1985). The novel is set 15 years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale. It is narrated by Aunt Lydia, a character from the previous novel; Agnes, a young woman living in Gilead; and Daisy, a young woman living in Canada.
Agnes Jemima is growing up in Boston as the adopted daughter of Commander Kyle and his wife Tabitha. Agnes has a loving relationship with Tabitha, who later dies of ill health. Agnes and her classmates Becka and Shunammite attend an elite preparatory school for the daughters of Commanders, where they are taught to run a household, but not to read or write. Once widowed, Commander Kyle marries Paula, the widow of a deceased Commander. She despises Agnes, acquires a Handmaid who conceives a son, Mark, for herself, and arranges for Agnes to be married to Commander Judd, now a high-ranking official in charge of the Eyes and surveilling the population of Gilead.
Condition: Like New Publisher: Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday
Format: Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-385-54559-4
Author: Margaret Atwood Publication Year: 2019
Language: English Our Price: 10.00