The high cost of living: a novel

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Fawcett Crest, 1978 - Fiction - 288 pages
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A re-read, twenty years or more after the first one, is an interesting experience. When I first read this book, I felt that the America in the book was a far away country. The re-read left me feeling ... Read full review

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As usual, Marge Piercy's book was interesting in its analysis of power relationships between men and women, straight and gay, etc. I liked Leslie pretty well, but didn't much care for Honor or Bernard, which didn't help my enjoyment of the story since they were a major part of it. 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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