The Power: A Novel Summary
Naomi Alderman

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The Power: A Novel Overview

In Naomi Alderman’s The Power, women around the world spontaneously discover newfound, seemingly supernatural powers that allow them to inflict pain and violence at will. The story follows a politician, a religious figure, a journalist, the daughter of a crime boss, and other characters as they all witness and take part in the ensuing sociopolitical upheaval. The narrative examines how power structures based on gender are inherently destructive and immoral. The novel explores themes of gender, power, social structures, politics, and morality.

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