What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post
*WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION*
One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
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"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
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.