Woman on the edge of time

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Fawcett Crest, 1983 - Fiction - 384 pages
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[This novel] is the ... story of Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, living in New York and labeled insane, committed to a mental institution. But the truth is that Connie is overwhelmingly sane, heroically sane, and tuned in to the future. Connie is able to communicate with the year 2137. Two totally different ways of life are competing. One is beautiful - communal, nonsexist, environmentally pure, open to ritual and magic. The other is a horror - totalitarian, exploitative, rigidly technological. In Connie's struggle to keep the institution's doctors from forcing her into a brain control operation, we find the timeless struggle between beauty and terror, between good and evil ... with an astonishing outcome. -Back cover.

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Certainly an excellent book. Been years since I read it, but it still comes to mind from time to time as a reference of both the utopian & distopian visions of the future.

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It's interesting how the lens of three decades of life experience can sharpen the focus of certain stories—and even parts of stories. When I first read Woman on the Edge of Time not long after it was ... Read full review

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Woman on the Edge of Time, by Marge Piercy, published in 1976, gives us vivid multiple pictures of lives lived in that present time and of possible futures, ...
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Piercy says that Woman on the Edge of Time (1976), arose from 'a tension between the harshness of much of my earlier life and the gratitude I felt toward ...
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The Monsters We Create: Woman on the Edge of Time and Frankenstein
The Monsters We Create: Woman on the Edge of Time and Frankenstein Journal article by Marcia Bundy Seabury; Critique, Vol. 42, 2001.
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The woman "on the edge of time" is Consuelo (Connie) Ramos. A Chicana in New York City, she is in her mid-thirties, once beautiful, now worn and disheveled, ...
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About the author (1983)

Poet and novelist Marge Piercy was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 31, 1936. She received a B. A. from the University of Michigan and an M. A. from Northwestern. She is involved in the Jewish renewal and political work and was part of the civil rights movement. She won the Arthur C. Clarke award. Besides writing her own novles and collections of poetry, she has collaborated with her husband Ira Wood on a play, The Last White Class, and a novel, Storm Tide. In 1997, they founded a small literary publishing company called the Leapfrog Press. She currently lives in Cape Cod.