Atwood's newest novel brings readers into the oppressive government of Gilead from The Handmaid's Tale. In this sequel, set 15 years after the original story, we follow the intersecting stories of three women as they navigate their dystopian world. The novel explores women as both victims and perpetrators of violence in Gilead. I flew through the book in three days. It's so engaging that you forget it's 432 pages long!