The Power

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Viking, 2016 - Dystopias - 340 pages
"In The Powerthe world is a recognizable place- there's a rich Nigerian kid who larks around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge, with devastating effects. Now, with the flick of a switch, teenage girls can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly. This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and GrantaBest of Young British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if physical power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world."

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If women can shock people up to and including death, the first thing they are going to do with it is just start raping and killing everyone? So, if we duct-tape knives to every woman's hand, they'll ... Read full review

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In regards as to what to say when the whole spectrum of response has already been covered, my snap reaction is this book is clever but probably not as clever as the author hoped. While some folks seem ... Read full review

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About the author (2016)

Naomi Alderman is the author of four novels-Disobedience, The LessonsandThe Liar's Gospel. She has won the Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday TimesYoung Writer of the Year Award. She was selected for Granta'sBest of Young British Novelists, and Waterstones' 25 Writers for the Future. All of her novels have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. She lives in London.

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