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The Power Hardcover – Illustrated, 10 October 2017

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  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 400 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0316547611
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0316547611
  • Customer reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 2,175 ratings

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Praise for THE POWER:

Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything.--Margaret Atwood

The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale.

The Power is a subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit.--A.L. Kennedy

The Power is at once as streamlined as a 90-minute action film and as weirdly resonant as one of Atwood's own early fictions... Alderman has conducted a brilliant thought experiment in the nature of power itself...Turning the world inside out, she reveals how one of the greatest hallmarks of power is the chance to create a mythology around how that power was used.--John Freeman, Boston Globe

A page-turning thriller and timely exploration of gender roles, censorship and repressive political regimes, The Power is a must-read for today's times.--Lauren Bufferd, BookPage

A searing critique of how power is used in a world in which a long-oppressed class can suddenly fight back.--Renay Williams, Barnes & Noble Blog

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

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

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

Alderman's storytelling is visceral and brave; you'll stay up all night reading after a thousand deals with the clock that you'll put it down after just a few more pages. Gleeful, intelligent, clever, and unflinching, The Power is the kind of book to keep a person going.--Fiona Zublin, Ozy

About the Author

Naomi Alderman is the recipient of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction for The Power. She is also the author of The Liars' Gospel and Disobedience, which won the Orange Prize for New Writers, has been published in ten languages, and has been made into a film by Rachel Weisz.

Alderman was selected for Granta's once-a-decade list of Best of Young British Novelists and was chosen by Margaret Atwood as part of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. She is the cocreator 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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