He, She and It: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 24, 2010 - Fiction - 448 pages
"A triumph of the imagination. Rich, complex, impossible to put down."—Alice Hoffman

In the middle of the twenty-first century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish free town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions—and the ability to kill. . . .

From the imagination of Marge Piercy comes yet another stunning novel of morality and courage, a bold adventure of women, men, and the world of tomorrow.
 

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HE, SHE, AND IT

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Despite a contrived subject—the parallel adjustment problems of a 21st-century cyborg and a 17th-century golem—the latest from Piercy (Summer People, 1989; Gone to Soldiers, 1987) boils down to a ... Read full review

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This is Piercy's first full-fledged foray into science fiction, although Woman on the Edge of Time ( LJ 6/1/76) flirted with the genre. In the 21st century the world has been ravaged by environmental ... Read full review

Contents

In the Corporate Fortress
1
The Color of Old Blood
9
Malkah Tells Yod a Bedtime Story
17
Through the Burning Labyrinth
30
Fifteen Years Before The Day of Alef
38
We Know Too Much and Too Little
49
Under No Moon
58
How Shall I Address You?
70
By the Light of the Unyellow Moon
114
The Same as Me
124
Little Girl Lost
131
The Son of Frankenstein
141
To Die in the Base
149
Malkahs Bed Song
158
Base and Treble
164
One Door Opens and One Door Closes
171

Revising the Family Album
74
Was This a Good Thing to Do?
80
He She and It
86
A Sea Change
97
A Double Midwiving
108
The Present
177
Wine in the Middle of the Night
190
Vignettes in the Daily Life of a Golem
200
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Marge Piercy has written seventeen novels including the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, the national bestsellers Braided Lives and The Longings of Women, and the classic Woman on the Edge of Time, as well as He, She and It and Sex Wars; nineteen volumes of poetry including The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems 1980–2010, The Crooked Inheritance, and Made in Detroit; and the critically acclaimed memoir Sleeping with Cats. Born in center city Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern, and the recipient of four honorary doctorates, Piercy is active in antiwar, feminist, and environmental causes.

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