3PM // FREE // 21+
This month the Empty Bottle Book Club will be reading «The Power» by Naomi Alderman. The meeting will be held on Sunday, April 29th at 3PM!
EBBC's selections will be available for purchase each month at Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. Support a local business and 826CHI, a great nonprofit dedicated to supporting students with their creative writing skills, by picking up your copy of this book from our friends at 1276 Milwaukee Avenue!
— One of the New York Times's Ten Best Books of 2017 // An NPR Best Book of 2017
One of President Obama's favorite reads of 2017
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
An Amazon Best Book of 2017
**WINNER OF THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION**
— What would happen if women suddenly possessed a fierce new power?
In THE POWER, 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. But 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.
From award-winning author Naomi Alderman, THE POWER is speculative fiction at its most ambitious and provocative, at once taking us on a thrilling journey to an alternate reality, and exposing our own world in bold and surprising ways.