The Power by Naomi Alderman (2017)
Although The Power won’t make its print debut in Canada until mid-October, this winner of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction already bears Atwood’s seal of approval. Set in the future, Naomi Alderman’s dystopian science fiction novel concerns women who develop the power to kill men with a single touch. “What would happen if women had a physical power that would negate that of men?” Atwood ponders. “Would they be angels? Responsible rulers? Or…”
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