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The Power
By (author): Naomi Alderman
9780316547611 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic Oct 10, 2017
$34.00 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 8.5 x 1.25 in 400 pages 10 -12 line drawings Little, Brown and Company
**WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?


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.

Naomi Alderman is the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in 10 languages, and is being made into a film by Rachel Weisz.
She was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood to be part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the co-creator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app, Zombies, Run! She contributes regularly to the Guardian and presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4. She lives in London.

"Magnificent. I'm agog. Really, I'm several gogs. Smart and scary and sad but true. It's a classic, in the way that it's hard to imagine it ever wasn't there."—Joss Whedon

"Magnificent. I'm agog. Really, I'm several gogs. So smart and scary and sad but true. I can't say enough. It's a classic, in the way that it's hard to imagine it ever wasn't there."—Joss Whedon

Praise for THE POWER:

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

"For diversion (also important in these times), I highly recommend two writers of speculative fiction, Charlie Jane Anders and Naomi Alderman."
Ayelet Waldman, "By the Book" column, New York Times Book Review

"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

"A thriller that terrifies and leaves behind a lingering tingle that's part discomfort and part exhilaration. Easy to read, hard to put down, difficult to forget."—Cory Doctorow, author of Walkaway

"Fascinating....as a whole the narrative feels ingenious....deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)."
The Times UK

"By gleefully replacing the protocols of one gender with another, Alderman has created a thrilling narrative stuffed with provocative scenarios and thought experiments. The Power is a blast."

Suzi Feay, Financial Times UK

"Gripping and disturbing, it pushes the reader -- even the confidently feminist reader -- to question the assumptions underlying many of the mechanisms that drive relationships between women and men."
Harper's Bazaar UK

"Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer."
Sunday Times UK

"When we say that The Power is profoundly disturbing and you may well want to argue with it as you read, we mean that in a good way."
SFX, Five Stars

"An instant classic of speculative fiction....Smart, readable and joyously achieved."
Justine Jordan, Guardian UK

"A brash sci-fi fantasy, clever and coarse, calculated and hectic."
Observer UK

"A raw, gutsy slice of speculative dystopia."
Metro

"Like the best science fiction, this dystopian feminist fantasy holds up a mirror to the here and now."
Mail on Sunday UK

"The Handmaid's Tale for the Gone Girl generation."
Grazia UK

"The Power is the stuff of superhero fiction....What starts out as a fantasy of female empowerment deepens and darkens into an interrogation of power itself, its uses and abuses and what it does to the people who have it....her breakout work."
Claire Armitstead, The Guardian

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

"Thought-provoking."—Glamour UK

"As awesome as it is compulsive."
Heat UK

"Please, please, PLEASE read Naomi Alderman's The Power. It'll crack your brain open in all the right ways. Such an important, timely book."
Literary Death Match

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