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The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi Alderman

The Power, by Naomi AldermanThe Power by Naomi Alderman
Published by Viking on January 1st 1970
Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, Science fiction
Pages: 340
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In The Power the world is a recognisable 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 effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.
This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world.

“One of them says, ‘Why did they do it?’
And the other answers, ‘Because they could.’
That is the only answer there ever is.” 

Naomi Alderman, in The Power

What would the world look like were women the physically dominant gender?

That is the question at the heart of The Power, a unique story with an intriguing premise and some unsettling scenes. This will leave you thinking.

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International Women’s Day 2017: Book Recommendations!

International Women’s Day 2017: Book Recommendations!

Half the Sky is a non-fiction book on social justice, in particular the oppression of women and girls seen throughout the developing world.  The heroines in these…

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