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Margaret Atwood in conversation with Peter Florence

Cartagena 2020, 

The acclaimed Canadian writer Margaret Atwood presents her most recent work, The Testaments (2019), co-winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize. After 34 years, Atwood expands on the universe of The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) with a sequel situated fifteen years after the events related in the first book and told from the perspective of Aunt Lydia, an antagonist in The Handmaid’s Tale; Agnes, an inhabitant of the country of Gilead, a dystopian version of what the United States could become, governed by a theocratic regime; and Daisy, a woman who lives in Canada. Cracks are beginning to appear in the Republic of Gilead and these three women come together, despite their radically different realities, at a time of potential change. Margaret Atwood talks to Peter Florence.

Simultaneous translation from English to Spanish available 

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Margaret Atwood in conversation with Peter Florence