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The Power (Hardback)

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What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - teenage girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed.



Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 27/10/2016 ISBN-13: 9780670919987  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Naomi Alderman is the author of three previous novels: Disobedience, The Lessons and The Liars' Gospel. She has won the Orange Award for New Writers and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. She was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and Waterstones Writers for the Future. She presents Science Stories on BBC Radio 4, she is Professor of Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and she is the co-creator and lead writer of the bestselling smartphone audio adventure app Zombies, Run!. She lives in London.

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It's been two nights since I finished The Power and I'm still in shock. What a book. Told by historian Neil, the book is presented as an attempt to fictionalise historical horrors for a modern audience, allowing them insight into the time when girls developed electrostatic powers. The novel follows Allie (a mixed race runaway who quickly gains a position of power and faith), Margot (a politician and mother to two young girls), Roxy (a British girl from a criminal family) and Tunde (an accidental journalist who follows the unfolding events of the novel). What follows is the development of powers by one gender, and the switch of subjugation of the patriarchy to rebellion and revelation. But with great power comes great responsibility, and things quickly begin to go awry. Many comparisons have been made to Atwood, as this is definitely inspired by her writing. It is one of the best speculative fiction novels of the last few years. I strongly recommend making it the book you pick up with your Christmas money or book tokens, not least because the hardback is such a beautiful, gruesome thing. Thank you so much to lovely @penguinhuddleuk for the copy.

- 28/12/2016
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