What Our Bookseller Says:
“This novel is a wild ride from start to finish. It’s a novel within a novel (which makes more sense when you read it) about the making of a world where women spontaneously gain a mysterious power which turns today’s world on its head. Alderman questions traditional gender roles and stereotypical attributes while calling into question power – what makes someone powerful? Who has it? What does it look like when power changes hands from one half of the world to the other?
Easily one of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read in years and I can’t recommend it enough!”
What the Publisher Says:
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. From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, The Power is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.