twitter finding gobi killer on the wall summer reading books of the month
Search our site
Best Laid Plans by Kathy Lette Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathy Lette book before its publication on 13/07/2017

The Power by Naomi Alderman
  

Lovereading view...

Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2017.

What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death.

Chair of the judges Tessa Ross said that while her judging panel debated the shortlist "for many hours", they "kept returning to Naomi Alderman’s brilliantly imagined dystopia – her big ideas and her fantastic imagination."

If you like Naomi Alderman you might also like to read books by Colm Toibin, Philip Pullman and Kathleen Tessaro.

Synopsis

The Power by Naomi Alderman

With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.

Reviews

'The Handmaid's Tale for the Gone Girl generation' Grazia

'A stone cold genius' -- Sarah Perry

'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

'Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything' -- Margaret Atwood

'The Power is a fascinating look at what the world might be like if millennia of sexism went the other way...as a whole the narrative feels ingenious...deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)' The Times

'A feminist science-fiction story that's about to make waves' Red

'If you enjoy Margaret Atwood's dystopian fiction, this strong, substantial novel is for you' Woman & Home

'Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer' Sunday Times

About the Author

Naomi Alderman

Naomi Alderman was born in 1974 and was brought up in the Orthodox Jewish community in Hendon, London, where she now lives. She is a graduate of the UEA creative writing course and has published short fiction in a number of anthologies.

Naomi Alderman won the Orange Award for New Writers in 2006 and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award in 2007.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

6th April 2017

Author

Naomi Alderman

More books by Naomi Alderman
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.naomialderman.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780670919963

I love the honest opinions, recommendations for every genre and every reader, wish lists and Like for Like.

Amrita Dasgupta

It has opened my eyes to different authors and genres. Just log on and try, you will be surprised and not want for reading material again.

Jocelyn Garvey

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

It has enriched my leisure time by introducing me to a world of books which I would not have previously considered.

Val Rowe

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!

Lindsay

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools