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The Power

By Naomi Alderman
Narrated by Naomi Alderman / 12 hours 5 minutes
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If you enjoyed The Book of Joan, then you’ll love The Power.

“I think these two books pair together really well. Not only are they both speculative fiction, but they both have a heavy emphasis on gender politics. In The Power, it's all about switching the perceived gender roles while The Book of Joan is about tearing them down altogether. The Book of Joan is a retelling of the Joan of Arc story but instead of God speaking to Joan, it's the planet. Meanwhile, in space, the remainder of the human race is slowly but surely modifying their bodies beyond the point of recognition. They're both books with a lot more going on under the surface and I would highly recommend either one of them.”

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What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
"The Power is our era's The Handmaid's Tale." --Ron Charles, Washington Post
*WINNER OF THE BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION*
One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of the Year One of President Obama's favorite reads of the Year A Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year
One of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year An NPR Best Book of the Year
One of Entertainment Weekly's Ten Best Books of the Year
A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Bustle Best Book of the Year
A Paste Magazine Best Novel of the Year A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
An Amazon Best Book of the Year


"Alderman's writing is beautiful, and her intelligence seems almost limitless. She also has a pitch-dark sense of humor that she wields perfectly." --Michael Schaub, NPR
All over the world women and girls are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain, and even death. And with this small twist of nature, everything changes drastically.

Ambitious and provocative, visceral and page-turning, award-winning author Naomi Alderman's THE POWER at once takes us on a journey to an alternate reality and exposes our own world in bold and surprising ways.

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