WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION
'Electrifying' Margaret Atwood
'A big, page-turning, thought-provoking thriller' Guardian
All over the world women are discovering they have the power.
With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain - even death.
Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they've lost control.
The Day of the Girls has arrived - but where will it end?
'The Hunger Games crossed with The Handmaid's Tale' Cosmopolitan
'I loved it; it was visceral, provocative and curiously pertinent . . . The story has stayed with me since' Stylist, The Decade's 15 Best Books by Remarkable Women
'Superb. Insightful, thrilling, funny. Well-crafted, compelling, serious-minded' Daily Telegraph
'Fascinating, ingenious, rattles with a furious pace. Deserves to be read by every woman (and, for that matter, every man)' The Times
'Irresistible. Holds a mirror up to the here and now' Mail on Sunday
'Chilling, thrilling, a blast' Financial Times
It's magnificent. I'm agog. Really, I'm several gogs. So smart and scary and sad but true
The Handmaid's Tale for the Gone Girl generation
A stone cold genius
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
Electrifying! Shocking! Will knock your socks off! Then you'll think twice, about everything
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)
A feminist science-fiction story that's about to make waves
If you enjoy Margaret Atwood's dystopian fiction, this strong, substantial novel is for you
Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer
What if the power to hurt were in women's hands? With a flick of their fingers, teenage girls find they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. Read an extract from Naomi Alderman's The Power, winner of the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction