What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
“The Power is our era’s The Handmaid’s Tale.” –Ron Charles, Washington Post
*WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION*
One of the New York Times’s Ten Best Books of the Year
One of President Obama’s favorite reads of the Year
A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post’s Ten Best Books of the Year
An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly’s Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year
A Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
An Amazon Best Book of the Year
“Alderman’s 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
All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.
Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman’s THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.