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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Winner of Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction

This year’s Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was awarded earlier this week, June 7.  The winner is British author Naomi Alderman with her fourth novel The Power.

Plot Summary: 
The world is a recognizable place: there's a rich Nigerian boy who lounges around the family pool; a foster kid whose religious parents hide their true nature; an ambitious American politician; a tough London girl from a tricky family.  Then a vital new force takes root and flourishes, causing their lives to converge with devastating effect.  Teenage girls now have immense physical power--they can cause agonizing pain and even death.  And, with this small twist of nature, the world drastically resets.

I tend to like the winners of this award, so I will definitely be picking up a copy.