The Power

Category: Book
By (author): Alderman, Naomi
Subject:  FICTION / Coming of Age
  FICTION / Dystopian
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
  FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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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."
-Margaret Atwood
Review Quote*"The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale."
-Cosmopolitan
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