The Power - Naomi Alderman
WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
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. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.
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.
„Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything.” (Margaret Atwood)
„The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale” (Cosmopolitan) (© Little, Brown and Company)