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What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post
**WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**
One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceAn Amazon Best Book of the Year
"Alderman's 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
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.
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"The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale."
"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
"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
"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 Match
"A page-turning thriller and timely exploration of gender roles, censorship and repressive political regimes, The Power is a must-read for today's times."--Lauren Bufferd, BookPage
"Alderman's storytelling is visceral and brave; you'll stay up all night reading after a thousand deals with the clock that you'll put it down after just a few more pages. Gleeful, intelligent, clever, and unflinching, The Power is the kind of book to keep a person going."--Fiona Zublin, Ozy
"Richly imagined, ambitious, and propulsively written."--Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic
"Narratively complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered."--Lisa Shea, Elle
"I was riveted by every page. Alderman's prose is immersive and, well, electric, and I felt a closed circuit humming between the book and me as I read."--Amal El-Mohtar, New York Times Book Review
"Alderman's tilted dystopia is a smartly layered place of slippery slopes and moral ambiguities, a fitting folktale for strange times."--Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
When you wield the power, how long will it be before the power wields you?
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