Canadian author Margaret Atwood confirmed she was writing the sequel The story of the girl. It will be called Laws.
In a message posted on Twitter, Atwood wrote: "Yes, indeed, those who asked: I write the sequel The The #Ladies. #Tests is set 15 years after the final scene of Offred and is narrated by three female figures. It will be published in September 2019. "
Above this message is a video that says, "Everything you asked me about Gilead and his inner works is the inspiration for this book." Almost everything! "Another inspiration is the world we live in.
The story of the girl, which was published in 1985, is based in the near future in the fictional Republic of Gilead, a theocratic state that overthrew the United States government but is suffering from low birth rates.
As a result, fertile women – or "birch bosom" – are actually enslaved and obliged to wear babies for rich couples. These women, known as Girls, are closely watched by secret police forces and are for the most part forbidden to leave the house.
The novel explores the oppression of women within the patriarchy and asks what impact it has on our society.
"Everyone who needs power will try to manipulate you by appealing to your desires and concerns and sometimes to the best of instincts," says Atwood. "Women must be a little cautious about such an appeal to them. What are we asked to give up?"
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