The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman book cover

In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there’s a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power – they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Forced suicide, by throat slitting
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
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