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Power

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UPC: 9780316547604
Author: Naomi Alderman

This title is our December 2019 pick for the FEMINIST SCI-FI BOOKCLUB! Find out more here.

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (January 8, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316547603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316547604
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches

All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

Reviews

One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year
One of President Obama's favorite reads of the Year
Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
Bustle Best Book of the Year
Paste Magazine Best Novel of the Year
New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
 
"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything."
Margaret Atwood

"Magnificent. I'm agog. I'm several gogs. Smart and scary and sad but true. It's a classic, in the way that it's hard to imagine it ever wasn't there."―Joss Whedon

"Alderman has written our era's Handmaid's Tale, and, like Margaret Atwood's classic, The Power is one of those essential feminist works that terrifies and illuminates, enrages and encourages....This book sparks with such electric satire that you should read it wearing insulated gloves."―Ron CharlesWashington Post

"Narratively complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered."―Lisa SheaElle

"Fierce and unsettling...Through immersive prose and a riveting plot, Alderman explores how power corrupts everyone: those who gain it, and those resisting its loss."―Radhika JonesNew York Times Book Review

"Richly imagined, ambitious, and propulsively written."―Sophie GilbertThe Atlantic

Author

Naomi Alderman is the recipient of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. She is also the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in ten languages, and has been made into a film by Rachel Weisz. Alderman was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to The Guardian and presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.