The Testaments- Margaret Atwood

Sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, dealing with the collapse of the totalitarian theocracy of Gilead.

Key Themes

  • How totalitarian regimes collapse
  • The power of stories to control people's lives by omiting information and how the same erasure can be used against regimes.
  • How history is also a story. How this editing of history informs our present and can be used to hide atrocities.

Quotes

Once a story you've recorded as true has turned false, you begin suspecting all other stories

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