All over the world women are discovering they have the power. With a flick of the fingers they can inflict terrible pain– even death. Suddenly, every man on the planet finds they’ve lost control. The day of the girls has arrived- but where will it end? The Poweris a fascinating look at what the world might be like if millennia of sexism went the other way. Subtly funny, lyrical and utterly subversive vision of an impossible future, The Powermakes us think. As all the best visionaries do, Alderman shines a penetrating and yet merciful light on to our present and the so many cruelties in which we may be complicit. It will make you question what you thought you knew; even what you might have secretly (or not-so-secretly) desired.