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Margaret Atwood writes sequel to "The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale"



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By Doha Madani

The novel, which inspired the Emmy television series "The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale," is being continued more than 30 years after its release ,

The author Margaret Atwood announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she is writing a sequel to her 1985 dystopian novel titled "The Testaments." The sequel begins 15 years after the main character Offred escapes from the state of Gilead, where women have lost their rights and are completely dominated by men.

"Everything you've ever asked me about Gilead and his inner behavior is the inspiration for this book," said Atwood. "Well, almost everything! The other inspiration is the world in which we lived."

Offred anticipates the consequences of a dangerous decision while being persecuted by memories of their past and the violent beginnings of Gilead. George Kraychyk / Hulu

"The Testaments" will be published in September 2019, according to Atwood.

The novel "The Handmaid's Tale", which differs somewhat from the TV series, presents a world in which women are forced into different roles, including as a child carrier for infertile, elitist couples. The novel was adapted for television by the streaming service Hulu in 2017.

Since the beginning of the show, many activists have used the political uniform of the servant of a red dress and a white cap during political protests. A group of women stood in the costumes in front of a congressional hearing that had taken place before the Supreme Court judge, Brett Kavanaugh, who testified that he and Christine Blasey Ford were testifying that he had sexually assaulted them as a teenager.


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