> Skip to content
  • Published: 27 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780670919970
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Power

WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION




From one of Britain's most original writers comes an astonishing novel that exposes the horrifying connection between violence and power

'She throws her head back and pushes her chest forward and lets go a huge blast right into the centre of his body. The rivulets and streams of red scarring run across his chest and up around his throat. She'd put her hand on his heart and stopped him dead.'Suddenly - tomorrow or the day after - girls find that with a flick of their fingers, they can inflict agonizing pain and even death. With this single twist, the four lives at the heart of Naomi Alderman's extraordinary, visceral novel are utterly transformed, and we look at the world in an entirely new light.

What if the power to hurt were in women's hands?

  • Published: 27 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9780670919970
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Naomi Alderman

Naomi A. Alderman's first novel, Disobedience, was published in 2006 in ten languages and won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstone's 25 Writers for the Future. Her second novel, The Lessons, was published in April 2010. Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City and writes a weekly games column for the Guardian. Naomi A. Alderman's 2017 novel, The Power was the winner of the 2017 Baileys women’s prize for fiction.

Also by Naomi Alderman

See all

Related titles