On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait is over….The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed.
The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.
The publication of Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in 1985 and the current, Emmy Award-winning television series have created a cultural phenomenon, as handmaids have become a symbol of women’s rights and a protest against misogyny and oppression.
Live from the London stage, Atwood will be interviewed by broadcaster and author Samira Ahmed in a conversation spanning the length of Atwood’s remarkable career, her diverse range of works, and why she has returned to her seminal handmaid story, 34 years later.
‘Dear Readers: Everything you’ve ever asked me about Gilead and its inner workings is the inspiration for this book. Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world we’ve been living in.’
With exclusive readings from the new book by special guests, this will be an unmissable and intimate event with Atwood, spotlighting her signature insight, humour and intellect.
The Testaments will be published worldwide on 10 September.
Margaret Atwood Book Bundle Offer – brought to you by The Book Shop, South Street and the Electric Palace.
“And so I step up, into the darkness within; or else the light”. When the van door slammed on Offred’s future at the end of The Handmaid’s Tale, readers had no way of telling what lay ahead. With The Testaments, the wait is over.
Margaret Atwood’s sequel picks up the story 15 years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.
Pre order your brand new hardback copy of The Testaments (RRP £20.00) to collect on the launch night from the Electric Palace.
*SPECIAL OFFER* include The Handmaid’s Tale (paperback, RRP £8.99) in your pre-order bundle and get both books for just £25.
To take advantage of this offer, simply add the books that you want to your basket when buying your tickets and collect them on the launch night, Tues 10 Sept, from the Electric Palace.
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Margaret Atwood to tour UK for Handmaid’s Tale sequel
BBFC classification: 12A as live
Running time: 110 minutes approx