Everyone is raving about Naomi Alderman’s new novel, The Power. This book tells the story of an alternate future, where women around the world have developed a new ability, an electric force that can inflict great pain on others. The impact of this new power upends gender norms, and the new societal order reveals the corrupting influence of power – corrupting those who gain it, and those who stand to lose it.
This book was listed on several “Best of 2017” lists, including lists from The Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio, The Washington Post‘s Ten Best Books of 2017, Entertainment Weekly‘s Ten Best Books of 2017, and more.
Read reviews of The Power, and interviews with the author here:
- Alderman, N. (2017). My Mastermind subject? Buffy the Vampire Slayer. New Statesman, 146(5363), 62.
- Cummins, A. (Nov, 2016). The Power review – a shocking gender war; Naomi Alderman’s anarchic sci-fi satire imagines a future in which girls can shoot bolts of electricity from their fingers. The Observer.
- El-Mohtar, A. (2017). Electric Ladyland: In the world of this novel, the ability to generate a dangerous force lets women take control. New York Times Book Review, 14.
Find DePaul’s copy of The Power, by Naomi Alderman, in the Loop Library’s Popular Reading Collection, Call Number: 823.92 A361p2017
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