Sequel to hit novel The Handmaid's Tale is nominated for the Man Booker Prize

Mail Online | 10/1/2018 | Alisha Rouse Showbusiness Correspondent For The Daily Mail
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It doesn’t hit the shops for two months – but the highly anticipated sequel to Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale has already been nominated for a major award.

Judges of the Man Booker Prize, who put The Testaments on their longlist, revealed they had to sign a ‘ferocious non-disclosure agreement’ to keep the plot secret.


Yesterday, they described it as ‘terrifying and exhilarating’.

The book is set 15 years after The Handmaid’s Tale, which described a dystopian society in the near future in which fertile women, known as handmaids, are forced to provide children for the rich and influential.

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It has since been made into a popular TV series starring Elisabeth Moss as the handmaid Offred.

Canadian writer Miss Atwood, 79, won the 2000 Booker...
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