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The Power

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Naomi Alderman

12 Hours 0 Minutes

Hachette Book Group USA

October 2017

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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 YearOne of President Obama's favorite reads of the YearA Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the YearAn 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 YearA Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the YearA 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.

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  • MaryPage E

    I've listened to a lot of audiobooks, and this narrator (Adjoa Andoh) is by far the best I've ever heard! This book has a global scale, and she nailed everything from a young female American to a cockney Brit to a male Nigerian. The story itself is also very good. It's so honest and compelling.

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  • Bri B

    One of the best books I’ve experienced. Brilliant and dark

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  • Eric N.

    An incredible story, artfully told. Though not strictly allegorical, the parallels are chillingly accurate. Every time I think the comparisons are hyperbolic, I recognize how on-point they are with actual events and circumstances women have suffered from. No other book has effectively put me in a woman's shoes like this one, and it will stick with me forever. Grim, fascinating, remarkable.

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  • Leanne T.

    The was an amazing novel, and it makes you realize that corruption happens with whomever has power it’s not a gender issue. If women suddenly have the power today, after all men have done to them...it’s no wonder that they fall into the same trap. It is a must read!

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  • Lily K.

    I really enjoyed the story and the narration. It was excellent together; the narrator really brought the story to life.

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  • Carrie S

    A must read in today’s world. Truly provocative. Beautifully written and narrated.

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