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The Power by Naomi Alderman

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The Power by Naomi Alderman

The Power by Naomi Alderman

What would happen if women suddenly had the power to harness electric pulses in their bodies, much like electric eels, and launch that power from their hands? What would the world start looking like in the United States and Great Britain? In oppressive societies for women like Saudi Arabia? How about the women imprisoned by sex traffickers? Women are considered to be the gentler sex but what would happen if all women suddenly wielded powerful weapons in their fingertips?

Wow. Simply wow. This is a dark, and I would have to say probable, look at what would happen if the balance of power shifted. It is not a pretty picture. Violence, rape and corruption are just as awful and difficult to hear about whoever is perpetrating the atrocities, but it’s worse when you can identify somewhat with the ones committing the violence if only by gender. Set in a framework of a world centuries after women become the gender of strength you not only get a vivid look at what the initial shift would be like, but you get a look at what the world would one day become. Thought-provoking and chilling this is an amazing choice on audio.

By | 2018-02-26T11:29:13+00:00 February 26th, 2018|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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