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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I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the characters and found myself really engrossed. However, I found the ending to be very rushed in terms of its pacing compared to the rest of the book and I didn't really like that. Smart and sad. Read full review

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This was my first introduction to the world of feminist sci-fi fantasy utopia/dyspotia. Blew my mind and turned me into an addict who went on to search for more and more. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
33
Section 3
59
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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.

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