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Demand for Naomi Alderman’s feminist novel ‘The Power’ outstrips supply


Name it a Energy-failure.

Gross sales of Naomi Alderman’s dystopian novel “The Energy” have gone darkish at BN.com and Amazon.

It’s an issue each writer dreads and desires of. Web shoppers clamoring to come up with this incredible novel are being instructed: “Briefly Out of Inventory.”

After successful the Ladies’s Prize for Fiction in Britain, “The Energy” was revealed in america on Oct. 10 and instantly garnered enthusiastic critiques. (I referred to as it our period’s “Handmaid’s Story.”) Its fiery theme of feminine empowerment appeared to spark proper off the day’s information about ladies standing as much as sexual harassment.

It was a Guide of the Month choice. Then it appeared on the year-end high 10 lists from The Washington Publish, the New York Occasions and different publications.

Apparently, the demand overheated the circuits this week.

“All the good year-end ‘better of’ consideration has actually spiked gross sales for ‘The Energy,’ ” mentioned Sabrina Callahan, govt director of publicity at Little, Brown, the novel’s U.S. writer. “We at the moment are as much as 60,000 copies in print — with far more to return.”

The final reprint was for 10,000 copies, and books are on their solution to retailers now. Callahan mentioned, “We count on that Amazon and B&N.com can have inventory by the tip of the week, and there are books out there at bodily bookstores throughout the nation.” (Amazon chief govt Jeffrey P. Bezos owns The Washington Publish.)

So hold tight and don’t hand over until “The Energy” comes again on!

Ron Charles is the editor of Guide World.






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