The Power

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Penguin Books, 2016 - Dystopias - 340 pages
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"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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User Review  - beserene - LibraryThing

Hooooooooooly crap, y'all. This book is AMAZING. And seriously violent and triggery and, on many levels, a depressing meditation on the fact that humans are garbage. At the same time, however, it is ... Read full review

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User Review  - banjo123 - LibraryThing

Really well-done speculative fiction, taking us into a world where women develop the power to send electrical shocks through their bodies. The power dynamics between men and women are reversed, and we ... 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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