The Power

The Power

Naomi Alderman
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What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?

Suddenly tomorrow or the day after girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. All over the world, women are discovering they have The Power. 

"The novel is constructed as a big, brash, page-turning, drug-running, globetrotting thriller... But it’s also endlessly nuanced and thought-provoking, combining elegantly efficient prose with beautiful meditations on the metaphysics of power, possibility and change..."  -  Justine Jordan, The Guardian

In The Power the world is a recognizable 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 effects. Now, with the flick of a switch, teenage girls can cause agonizing pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly. 

"In her acknowledgments, Alderman thanks Margaret Atwood, Karen Joy Fowler and Ursula Le Guin — possibly the most brilliant triumvirate of grandmothers any novel has ever had. That lineage shows in this endlessly surprising and provocative story that deconstructs not just the obvious expressions of sexism but the internal ribs of power that we have tolerated, honored and romanticized for centuries."  -  Ron Charles, The Washington Post

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of Young British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if physical power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.

Year:
2016
Publisher:
Penguin Books UK
Language:
english
Pages:
347
ISBN 10:
0670919977
ISBN 13:
9780670919970
Series:
Women's Prize For Fiction Winner
File:
EPUB, 823 KB
IPFS:
CID , CID Blake2b
english, 2016
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