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.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Excellent fictional look at a women’s world
Loved the imagination and the very real gender reversal in this story. Hunger Games meets the Handmaids Tale!
One Heck of a Ride!!
I have never read through a book faster in my life!!! The concept the imagery!!! Just wow!!!
Absolute power corrupts absolutely. Feminist and brutally honest