|By (author):||Alderman, Naomi|
|Subject:||FICTION / Coming of Age|
|FICTION / Dystopian|
|FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Literary|
|FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Size:||0.00in x 0.00in|
|From The Publisher*||SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION|
What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
In THE POWER, the world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.
From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.
|Review Quote*||Praise for THE POWER:|
"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything."
|Review Quote*||"The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale."|
|Review Quote*||"The Power is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit."-A.L. Kennedy|
|Review Quote*||"Fascinating....as a whole the narrative feels ingenious....deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)."|
-The Times UK
|Review Quote*||"By gleefully replacing the protocols of one gender with another, Alderman has created a thrilling narrative stuffed with provocative scenarios and thought experiments. The Power is a blast." |
-Suzi Feay, Financial Times UK
|Review Quote*||"Gripping and disturbing, it pushes the reader -- even the confidently feminist reader -- to question the assumptions underlying many of the mechanisms that drive relationships between women and men."|
-Harper's Bazaar UK
|Review Quote*||"Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer."|
-Sunday Times UK
|Review Quote*||"When we say that The Power is profoundly disturbing and you may well want to argue with it as you read, we mean that in a good way."|
-SFX, Five Stars
|Review Quote*||"An instant classic of speculative fiction....Smart, readable and joyously achieved."|
-Justine Jordan, Guardian UK