Chapter One: The Power

‘Compelling from the very first page, The Power really will make you question everything you think.’ – Sam Baker, 2017 Baileys Prize

Over the coming weeks leading up to the announcement of the 2017 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, we’ll be spotlighting each of this year’s shortlisted books. This week, why not dip into Naomi Alderman’s wonderful shortlistee The Power?

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

Suddenly – tomorrow or the day after – teenage 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.

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