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Naomi Alderman - The Power (2nd Hand Paperback)

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Synopsis

In Naomi Alderman’s The Power, the balance of the world is irrevocably altered overnight - women now dominate.

The novel weaves four central points of view; that of Margot, the ruthlessly ambitious member of American government; Roxy, the somewhat gullible daughter of a London gangster; Tunde, a young Nigerian man who documents the worldwide change known as Day of the Girls; and Allie, a teenage runaway who becomes revered as a deity; through their experiences, we witness the ways in which women utilise their newfound dominance.

This brave new world is far from a utopia however. As uprisings and revolts spread through the world and after the initial delight in female empowerment subsides, a darker side to the new world order emerges.

Exploring the concepts of gender, hierarchy and power, The Power is an ingenious and masterfully crafted piece of feminist science fiction as well as a searing indictment of our contemporary world.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Science Fiction
  • Published : 2016 (This Edition 2017 - Penguin)
  • ISBN : 9780670919963
  • SKU : B000469
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £8.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"A stone cold genius." - Sarah Perry.

"The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale." - Cosmopolitan.

"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.

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

"The Power is a fascinating look at what the world might be like if millennia of sexism went the other way . . . as a whole the narrative feels ingenious . . . deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)." - The Times.

"A feminist science-fiction story that's about to make waves." - Red.

"If you enjoy Margaret Atwood's dystopian fiction, this strong, substantial novel is for you." - Woman & Home.

"Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer." - Sunday Times.

The Author
Naomi Alderman (born 1974) is an English novelist and game writer. Her novel, The Power, won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017.

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