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Author Alderman, Naomi
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One of theNew York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017ALos Angeles TimesBest Book of 2017One of theWashington Post's Ten Best Books of 2017AnNPRBest Book of 2017One ofEntertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2017ABustleBest Book of 2017APasteMagazine Best Novel of 2017ASan Francisco ChronicleBest Book of 2017Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction<
>One of President Obama's favorite reads of 2017<
>"The Poweris our era'sThe Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles,Washington Post<
>"Novels based on premises like the one at the core ofThe Powercan quickly become little more than thought experiments, but Alderman dodges this trap deftly -- her writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR<
>ANew York Times Book ReviewEditors' Choice<
>An Amazon Best Book of 2017<
>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.<