The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power

Naomi Alderman

What would the world be like if men were afraid of women rather than the other way round? How tempting to exact revenge on the oppressors and violators if the ability was suddenly there? This crackling dystopian thriller is fast, funny and really tense. Be warned, it may challenge many of your assumptions, whatever your gender.


It wasn't long after her visit to that factory that she noticed this thing she could do. There was no urgency in it; it was like the day she noticed her hair had gotten long. It must have been happening all that time, quietly.

They were at dinner. Allie reached for her fork and a spark jumped from her hand. 

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