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The Power by Naomi Alderman
  

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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 Donna Tartt, Colm Toibin and Philip Pullman.

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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.

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Publication date

6th April 2017

Author

Naomi Alderman

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780670919963

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