The Power

One day, teenage girls across the globe awaken to find they have a new and terrifying power: they can manifest electricity with their bodies, using it to tease, to torture, and to kill. Within months, the world order is upturned; within years, it’s entirely rewritten. Alderman delights in the satsifying turnabout, as the patriarchy is rapidly dismantled. But the book isn’t content with merely giving men their due: rather, it’s a parable for the ways that power corrupts, regardless of who holds it.