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message 1: by Jennie (new)

Jennie | 18 comments Mod
Hi everyone - reply to this post to nominate a fiction title for our October discussion. Nominations open until August 28, 5:00 PM.

message 2: by Jennie (new)

Jennie | 18 comments Mod
I will nominate The Power, but Naomi Alderman: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...

This is a prize-winning piece of fiction that has also been on the New York Times bestseller list for 2017. Reading the comments it also seems to have some adult content and a deeply feminist perspective. Readers beware! :)

"In The Power the world is a recognisable place: there's a rich Nigerian kid who lounges around the family pool; a foster girl whose religious parents hide their true nature; a local American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family. But something vital has changed, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect. Teenage girls now have immense physical power - they can cause agonising pain and even death. And, with this small twist of nature, the world changes utterly.

This extraordinary novel by Naomi Alderman, a Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and Granta Best of British writer, is not only a gripping story of how the world would change if power was in the hands of women but also exposes, with breath-taking daring, our contemporary world. "

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