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' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year
"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
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Would the planet be a gentler place if women ruled? Not in Naomi Alderman’s imagined world, where environmental conditions have awakened a strange condition in teenage girls, letting them inflict pain on their tormentors and pass on their fearsome abilities to other women. Following a fascinating cast of characters—each reeling from a personal trauma—The Power is a startling pageturner with brains. Alderman uses fantasy to expose the evils of binary thinking and inequality.
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One Heck of a Ride!!
I have never read through a book faster in my life!!! The concept the imagery!!! Just wow!!!
Great Concept- Disappointing Finish
Such opportunity wasted! Great idea and beginning. Dimensional characters, intriguing idea, but I became disenchanted because as a mother, I know the love we have for our sons. Which if this story ship would have angled a slightly different way, it could easily have been a five star. I’m a feminist, but only a male hater would truly love and imagine this story could happen.