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.
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Smart and exhilarating, The Power blew our minds at every turn. When young women suddenly develop the ability to administer powerful electric shocks, global power dynamics flip practically overnight. Women’s physical dominance paves the way for them to have the upper hand in every field, from business to politics, while men become the ones who can’t safely walk alone at night. Author Naomi Alderman spins her thought-provoking story through the eyes of four compelling protagonists—and narrator Adjoa Andoh gives all of them distinct personalities. The Power is more than a glimpse of how society could be. It’s a clever commentary on how it already is.