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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.
"Captivating, fierce, and unsettling...I was riveted by every page. Alderman's prose is immersive and, well, electric." —New York Times Book Review
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About Naomi Alderman
Alderman was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator 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.
Other books by Naomi Alderman
Marple: Twelve New MysteriesAgatha Christie and Naomi Alderman and Leigh Bardugo and Alyssa Cole and Lucy Foley and Elly Griffiths and Natalie Haynes and Jean Kwok and Val McDermid and Karen M. McManus and Dreda Say Mitchell and Kate Mosse and Ruth Ware
Beneath the SkinNed Beauman and Naomi Alderman and Thomas Lynch and Philip Kerr and Various and Thomas Lynch and A. L. Kennedy and Chibundu Onuzo
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