The Power Paperback – Illustrated, January 8, 2019 by Naomi Alderman

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Author: Alderman Naomi

Brand: Back Bay Books

Edition: Illustrated

Format: Illustrated

Package Dimensions: 31x210x350

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 08-01-2019

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In this stunning bestseller praised as “our era’s Handmaid’s Tale,” a fierce new power has emerged—and only women have it (Washington Post).

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
Praise for THE POWER:

“Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you’ll think twice, about everything.”―
Margaret Atwood

“Magnificent. I’m agog. I’m several gogs. Smart and scary and sad but true. It’s a classic, in the way that it’s hard to imagine it ever wasn’t there.”―
Joss Whedon

“Alderman has written our era’s
Handmaid’s Tale, and, like Margaret Atwood’s classic,
The Power is one of those essential feminist works that terrifies and illuminates, enrages and encourages….This book sparks with such electric satire that you should read it wearing insulated gloves.”―
Ron Charles,
Washington Post

“Narratively complex, philosophically searching, and gorgeously rendered.”―
Lisa Shea,

“Fierce and unsettling…Through immersive prose and a riveting plot, Alderman explores how power corrupts everyone: those who gain it, and those resisting its loss.”―
Radhika Jones,
New York Times Book Review

“Richly imagined, ambitious, and propulsively written.”―
Sophie Gilbert,
The Atlantic

“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,

“Alderman’s tilted dystopia is a smartly layered place of slippery slopes and moral ambiguities, a fitting folktale for strange times.”―
Leah Greenblatt,
Entertainment Weekly

“I was riveted by every page. Alderman’s prose is immersive and, well, electric, and I felt a closed circuit humming between the book and me as I read.”―
Amal El-Mohtar,
New York Times Book Review

“An instant classic of speculative fiction… Smart, readable and joyously achieved.”

Justine Jordan,

“Bold and disturbing…it’s not just a book of the moment.
The Power is a major innovation in the overlapping genres of feminist dystopia/utopia, science fiction, and speculative fiction.”―
Elaine Showalter,
New York Review of Books

“Fans of speculative fiction (see also: Margaret Atwood and Ben Marcus) about empowered youth will be struck by Alderman’s speedy and thorough inhabitation of a world just different enough from ours to jolt the imagination. Mothers, lock up your boys.”―
Sloane Crosley,
Vanity Fair

“Alderman has the daring and good sense to eschew go-girl uplift in favor of terrifying and complex dystopia.”―
Boris Kachka,
Vulture/ New York Magazine

“A suspenseful thrill ride filled with deep, contrasting female leads on a scaffolding of philosophical questions about how different men and women are at heart….Reminiscent of the work of Alderman’s mentor Margaret Atwood,
The Power is perfect for book clubs, where readers will undoubtedly debate the finer points of nature versus nurture.”―
Jaclyn Fulwood,
Shelf Awareness

“The Power is stupendous. It’s gorgeously written, endlessly exciting, fun, and frightening.”

Ayelet Waldman,
author of A Really Good Day

The Hunger Games crossed with
The H