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Power

• A powerful and visceral novel that could not be more topical
• Alternating viewpoints providing varied perspectives on a major chapter of American history
• Convincing dialogue and very visual writing give the novel rhythm and great evocative force

Sample chapters available in English

Michaël Mention
Power
Type
Literature
Word count
100000
All rights available

'A masterpiece' Le Monde

1965. Bogged down in Vietnam, the United States is also under fire on home soil in an unprecedented crisis marked by protests, riots, and an explosion of police violence. Twenty million African-Americans are harassed, discriminated against, and neglected on a daily basis.

After the assassination of Malcolm X, the black community is torn between hatred and the non-violent protest preached by Martin Luther King. The Black Panther Party suddenly appears on the scene. It defies racist America, arms thousands of its militants, and provides support for the people of the ghettos. A revolution is in the making.

The government declares war on the Black Panthers, a ruthless war that will utterly change the lives of Charlene, a young militant, Neil, a police officer, and Tyrone, an FBI infiltrator. None of them, nor indeed the entire country, will be spared the ravages of the sixties.

 

AWARDS:

Grand Prix du Festival Sans Nom 2018

Prix Polars Pourpres 2018

Reader's Choix Award Lisle Noir 2018

• A powerful and visceral novel that could not be more topical
• Alternating viewpoints providing varied perspectives on a major chapter of American history
• Convincing dialogue and very visual writing give the novel rhythm and great evocative force

Sample chapters available in English

About the author

Michaël Mention
Michaël Mention was born in 1979. His literary career began during his studies when he signed up for a creative writing class. He produced a series of satirical chronicles before publishing his first novel in 2008. He is equally passionate about rock, movies and history. Michaël’s police...