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    Naomi Alderman(Author)

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**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.

Praise for The Power:"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything."Margaret Atwood""Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer."Sunday Times UK""A raw, gutsy slice of speculative dystopia."Metro"Praise for THE POWER:"Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything."--Margaret Atwood"The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale."--Cosmopolitan"The Power is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit."--A.L. Kennedy"Fascinating....as a whole the narrative feels ingenious....deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)."--The Times UK"Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer."--Sunday Times UK"When we say that The Power is profoundly disturbing and you may well want to argue with it as you read, we mean that in a good way."--SFX, Five Stars"What starts out as a fantasy of female empowerment deepens and darkens into an interrogation of power itself, its uses and abuses and what it does to the people who have it."--Guardian UK"A raw, gutsy slice of speculative dystopia."--Metro"Like the best science fiction, this dystopian feminist fantasy holds up a mirror to the here and now."--Mail on Sunday UK"Gripping and disturbing, it pushes the reader -- even the confidently feminist reader -- to question the assumptions underlying many of the mechanisms that drive relationships between women and men."--Harper's Bazaar UK"An instant classic of speculative fiction....Smart, readable and joyously achieved."--Justine Jordan, Guardian UK"For diversion (also important in these times), I highly recommend two writers of speculative fiction, Charlie Jane Anders and Naomi Alderman."--Ayelet Waldman, "By the Book" column, New York Times Book Review"A brash sci-fi fantasy, clever and coarse, calculated and hectic."--Observer UK"The Handmaid's Tale for the Gone Girl generation." --Grazia UK"The Power is the stuff of superhero fiction....What starts out as a fantasy of female empowerment deepens and darkens into an interrogation of power itself, its uses and abuses and what it does to the people who have it....her breakout work." --Claire Armitstead, The Guardian"A feminist science-fiction story that's about to make waves."--Red UK"Thought-provoking."--Glamour UK"As awesome as it is compulsive."--Heat UK"Please, please, PLEASE read Naomi Alderman's The Power. It'll crack your brain open in all the right ways. Such an important, timely book."--Literary Death MatchPraise for THE POWER:-Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything.---Margaret Atwood-The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale.---Cosmopolitan-The Power is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit.---A.L. Kennedy-Fascinating....as a whole the narrative feels ingenious....deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man).---The Times UK-By gleefully replacing the protocols of one gender with another, Alderman has created a thrilling narrative stuffed with provocative scenarios and thought experiments. The Power is a blast.- --Suzi Feay, Financial Times UK-Gripping and disturbing, it pushes the reader -- even the confidently feminist reader -- to question the assumptions underlying many of the mechanisms that drive relationships between women and men.---Harper's Bazaar UK-Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer.---Sunday Times UK-When we say that The Power is profoundly disturbing and you may well want to argue with it as you read, we mean that in a good way.---SFX, Five Stars-An instant classic of speculative fiction....Smart, readable and joyously achieved.---Justine Jordan, Guardian UK-For diversion (also important in these times), I highly recommend two writers of speculative fiction, Charlie Jane Anders and Naomi Alderman.---Ayelet Waldman, -By the Book- column, New York Times Book Review-A brash sci-fi fantasy, clever and coarse, calculated and hectic.---Observer UK-A raw, gutsy slice of speculative dystopia.---Metro-Like the best science fiction, this dystopian feminist fantasy holds up a mirror to the here and now.---Mail on Sunday UK-The Handmaid's Tale for the Gone Girl generation.- --Grazia UK-The Power is the stuff of superhero fiction....What starts out as a fantasy of female empowerment deepens and darkens into an interrogation of power itself, its uses and abuses and what it does to the people who have it....her breakout work.- --Claire Armitstead, The Guardian-A feminist science-fiction story that's about to make waves.---Red UK-Thought-provoking.---Glamour UK-As awesome as it is compulsive.---Heat UK-Please, please, PLEASE read Naomi Alderman's The Power. It'll crack your brain open in all the right ways. Such an important, timely book.---Literary Death MatchPraise for THE POWER:

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  • PDF | 304 pages
  • Naomi Alderman(Author)
  • Little Brown and Company (10 Oct. 2017)
  • English
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  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

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