Woman on the Edge of Time

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Fawcett Crest, 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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Fantastic writing, but very sad. - Goodreads
The writing style is not amazing. - Goodreads
my fave book of utopia/dystopian writing module so far - 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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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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Marge Piercy is a poet and novelist whose work often addresses feminist and social issues. By all accounts, she is "kind of a big deal" which is why I am a little embarrassed to admit that I had never ... Read full review

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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 novels 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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