The Power

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One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of 2017An NPR Best Book of 2017One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of 2017A Bustle Best Book of 2017A Paste Magazine Best Novel of 2017A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2017Winner of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

One of President Obama's favorite reads of 2017
"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post
"Novels based on premises like the one at the core of The Power can quickly become little more than thought experiments, but Alderman dodges this trap deftly -- her 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
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

An Amazon Best Book of 2017

**WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**

What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?


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.

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About the author

Naomi Alderman is the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in 10 languages, and is being made into a film by Rachel Weisz.
She was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood to be part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the co-creator 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.
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Publisher
Little, Brown
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Published on
Oct 10, 2017
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780316547659
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Dystopian
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
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VINNARE: WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2017!

»Makten är vår tids The Handmaid’s Tale.« | Washington Post

På ytan är allt som vanligt. En nigeriansk dotter som slöar i familjens pool. En barnhemsflicka, vars religiösa föräldrar döljer sin sanna natur. En amerikansk lokalpolitiker. En okammad Londontjej med trasslig bakgrund.
Men något är annorlunda. Något som får deras liv att smälta samman med förödande resultat. En mäktig, märklig kraft slår rot i världen och ger tonårsflickor monumental fysisk styrka. En styrka som kan skapa fruktansvärd smärta och död. En liten justering av verkligheten, och en hel värld sätts i gungning.
Makten är en spektakulär, prisbelönt roman - ambitiös, skarp och provocerande - som tar med läsaren till en alternativ verklighet där kvinnor styr, och som samtidigt kastar ljus över villkoren för allas våra egna, begränsade liv.
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NAOMI ALDERMAN [f.1974] är en brittisk författare och professor i kreativt skrivande. Makten, hennes fjärde roman, har blivit en enorm sälj- och kritikersuccé, och var en av de tre bäst säljande romanerna i Storbritannien 2017. Barack Obama har nämnt den som en av sina favoritböcker 2017, den valdes till en av årets bästa böcker i bland annat New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly och på Amazon, och tilldelades det prestigefyllda Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017.

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