IBNA- The latest novel of the eminent Canadian author, poet and literary critic Margaret Atwood titled, 'The Testaments', a joint winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize has been published in Persian.
According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Reza Salehi and released by Jomhouri Publishing in 512 pages.
Synopsis of 'The Testaments' reads: “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.”
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.
She has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including the Booker Prize (twice), Arthur C. Clarke Award, Governor General's Award, Franz Kafka Prize, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards.