Woman on the Edge of Time

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Ballantine Books, 1997 - Fiction - 369 pages
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Connie Ramos, a woman in her mid-thirties, has been declared insane. But Connie is overwhelmingly sane, merely tuned to the future, and able to communicate with the year 2137. As her doctors persuade her to agree to an operation, Connie struggles to force herself to listen to the future and its lessons for today....


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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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This was a surprise to me, actually. I don't read a lot of science fiction, but this one blew my mind in how well it handled the utopian and dystopian themes and setting. It is a powerful book written ... Read full review

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I read this book close to 30 years ago but it has indelibly rooted itself in my memory as a beautiful, moving and profound story of life, love and sanity. 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 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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