Woman on Edge of Time

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Fawcett Crest, Aug 12, 1983 - Fiction - 381 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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my fave book of utopia/dystopian writing module so far - Goodreads
The writing style is not amazing. - Goodreads
Piercy is a powerful writer. - Goodreads
Marge Piercy is a strong writer. - Goodreads
Read this in my intro to women's studies class. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Katharine - Goodreads

I like how this book can be read a few different ways without changing the meaning of it. Most aspects of the presented utopian ideal got me hungry, but I'm wary of any an us versus them attitude forcefully justified. Read full review

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User Review  - Mary Jo Malo - Goodreads

Excellent! If you enjoy Margaret Atwood, this 1976 novel will exceed your expectations. Can't believe I'd never come across it before! Read Amazon's and Goodreads' spoiler free descriptions. Read full review


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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.

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