Margaret Atwood (photo: Liam Sharp)

The Testaments

Margaret Atwood comes to Charlottetown on October 4

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Charlottetown’s Bookmark is presenting an evening with Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor Margaret Atwood to celebrate the publication of The Testaments.

The event will take place on October 4 at 7 pm at the Prince Edward Island Convention Centre, 4 Queen Street, Charlottetown. Tickets are available at Bookmark or online at eventbrite.ca.

In this sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, Ms. Atwood answers the questions that have been tantalizing readers. 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 fifteen years after Offred stepped into the unknown, with the explosive testaments of three female narrators from Gilead.

“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.” —Margaret Atwood.

For information, contact Bookmark at 902-566-4888 or charlottetown@bookmarkreads.ca.

Margaret Atwood, whose work has been published in more than forty-five countries, is the author of more than fifty books of fiction, poetry, critical essays, and graphic novels. In addition to The Handmaid’s Tale, now an award-winning TV series, her novels include Cat’s Eye, short-listed for the 1989 Booker Prize; Alias Grace, which won the Giller Prize in Canada and the Premio Mondello in Italy; The Blind Assassin, winner of the 2000 Booker Prize; The Madd Addam Trilogy; and Hag-Seed. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka International Literary Prize, the PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Award, and Los Angeles Times Innovator’s Award. She lives in Toronto with the writer Graeme Gibson.

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