By Katharine Brown
Naomi Alderman was no stranger to awards before The Power won the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, the 2017 NY Times 10 Best Books, and was named one of President Obama's favorite reads of the year. In 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers for her novel Disobedience. In 2007, Disobedience won another accolade, the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award, and in 2013 Naomi Alderman was named one of the best Young British Novelists by Granta's once-a-decade list.
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.
If this sounds like something you'd like to read, you can get your copy of the book from the store or online with a 15% discount through the end of April. This electrifying story is also available through our partner, Libro.fm and is narrated by the author herself!
Reviews & Interviews
"'The Power' by Naomi Alderman" -- The NY Times Book Review
"What if Women had 'The Power?'" -- The Atlantic
"What If Women Were in Charge?" -- Vogue Book Review
"Interview with Naomi Alderman" -- The Guardian
"Naomi Alderman on the World That Yielded 'The Power'" -- The NY Times
"'The Power' Author Naomi Alderman Answers Your Questions" -- PBS
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