Virtual Event: Margaret Atwood
in conversation with CARMEN MARIA MACHADO
September 3, 2020
Join our online event (or pre-register) via the link in the event description.
There will not be a standby line for this event.
Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome beloved, award–winning author MARGARET ATWOOD for the paperback release of her Booker Prize–winning follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, The Testaments: A Novel. She will be joined in conversation by CARMEN MARIA MACHADO, author of the widely acclaimed Her Body and Other Parties and In the Dream House: A Memoir.
All tickets include a paperback copy of The Testaments, signed by the author.
About The Testaments
More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results.
Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways.
With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood opens up the innermost workings of Gilead, as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes.
Praise for The Testaments
“A fast, immersive narrative that’s as propulsive as it is melodramatic.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
“Margaret Atwood’s powers are on full display . . . Everyone should read The Testaments.” —Los Angeles Times
“The women of Gilead are more fascinating than ever.” —NPR
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