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In 'The Power,' Women Develop A Weapon That Changes Everything

Naomi Alderman's new novel imagines a world in which women suddenly pose a physical threat to men. Alderman says it was gratifying to imagine how characters might use that power to fight back.
The Power By Naomi Alderman. Source: Jennifer Kerrigan

It seems fitting that 2017 has been bookended by two novels about women and power. When the year began, Margaret Atwood's , which depicts a future where women are stripped of all power, began making its way . As 2017 draws to a close, another dystopian novel has made it onto some prominent top ten lists: Naomi Alderman's . It imagines a world in which women discover they have a weapon that makes them physically threatening to men — and that weapon

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