The Power by Naomi AldermanThe Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power

byNaomi Alderman

Hardcover | October 10, 2017

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One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2017
An NPR Best Book of 2017
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2017
A Bustle Best Book of 2017
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of 2017

One of President Obama's favorite reads of 2017

"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post

"Novels based on premises like the one at the core of The Power can quickly become little more than thought experiments, but Alderman dodges this trap deftly -- her 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

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An Amazon Best Book of 2017

**WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?


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.

Naomi Alderman is the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in 10 languages, and is being made into a film by Rachel Weisz. She was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood to be part of the Rolex ...
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Title:The PowerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.62 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:October 10, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316547611

ISBN - 13:9780316547611

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Interesting premise, although the writing style leaves a bit to be desired at times.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's way more to this book than I expected! What an interesting book! It seemed to drag a little bit in the middle, but overall it was a real page turner and I was very intrigued by how "The Power" impacted each of the characters and the whole world in general.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from There's way more to this book than I expected! What an interesting book! It seemed to drag a little bit in the middle, but overall it was a real page turner and I was very intrigued by how "The Power" impacted each of the characters and the whole world in general.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An interesting read I have to say this was an interesting read. I wish there were half stars because I would give it s it a solid 3.5. The reason I am not rating it higher is because I am not a fan of the writing style. I don't want to give anything away but it is a personal preference in regards to POVs. I also enjoy when writers describe the setting so I can picture exactly what my surroundings are like; these descriptions were quite vague. You can see M. Atwood's mentorship but this is no Handmaid's tale. What this book does though is really look at the a parallel's of present day vs what is happening in the book. It is quite thought provoking in that way but the ending left me wanting more. Good book to read if you are looking for a new feminist syfy novel to read. A solid book club book as there are many things to 'unpack' and discuss.
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like it Not just a woman's book. I enjoyed and recommend it
Date published: 2017-06-07

Editorial Reviews

"A searing critique of how power is used in a world in which a long-oppressed class can suddenly fight back."-Renay Williams, Barnes & Noble Blog