The Power

Naomi Alderman

The Power
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The Power

Naomi Alderman

Winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017

The world of The Power is a recognisable 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 effect.

Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman’s extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.

The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality while exposing our own world.

‘An instant classic of speculative fiction’ - Justine Jordan, Guardian

‘Full of observations on gender politics, power, religion and violence, The Power is also a rip-roaring, fast paced thriller. It’s sly, smart, terrifying - the perfect antidote to a post-Trump world.’ - Lian Hingee, Readings

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