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  • Published: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529100570
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

Woman on the Edge of Time

The classic feminist dystopian novel




For fans of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, this is a reissue of a much loved feminist classic

Often compared to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid’s Tale and Naomi Alderman's The Power Woman on the Edge of Time has been hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction. Disturbing and forward thinking, Marge Piercy’s remarkable novel will speak to a new generation of readers.

Connie Ramos has been unjustly incarcerated in a mental institution with no hope of release. The authorities view her as a danger to herself and to others. Her family has given up on her.

But Connie has a secret – a way to escape the confines of her cell. She can see the future. . .

For fans of THE HANDMAID'S TALE, this is a reissue of a much loved feminist classic.
'She is a serious writer who deserves the sort of considered attention which, too often, she does not get...’ MARGARET ATWOOD

  • Pub date: 6 August 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529100570
  • Imprint: Del Rey
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy is the author of seventeen novels including the classic Woman on the Edge of Time; nineteen volumes of poetry; four non-fiction books as well as her critically acclaimed memoir. Born in Detroit, educated at the University of Michigan, and the recipient of four honorary doctorates, she has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time, including the anti-Vietnam war and the women's movement, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq.

Praised as one of the few American writers who are accomplished poets as well as novelists — Piercy is one of the country's bestselling poets — she is also the master of many genres: historical novels, science fiction (for which she won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction in the United Kingdom), novels of social comment and contemporary entertainments. She has taught, lectured, and performed her work at well over 400 universities around the world.

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Praise for Woman on the Edge of Time

“Genius...Marge Piercy is every bit as imaginative as H. G. Wells or Isaac Asimov or any of the great fantasists, but she is also a fierce and devoted activist who wants us to be more than passive readers...I urge you to read Marge Piercy now.”

Gloria Steinem

“Marge Piercy’s characters are complex and very human”

Margaret Atwood

“Here is somebody with the guts to go into the deepest core of herself, her time, her history, and risk more than anybody else has so far, just out of a love for the truth and a need to tell it.”

Thomas Pynchon

“One of the most important novelists of our time”

Erica Jong

“Marge Piercy is the political novelist of our time. More: she is the conscience”

Marilyn French

“Both absorbing and exciting”

New York Times Book Review

“Intelligent, thoughtfully constructed…perhaps the most important novel in the Piercy canon”

Time Out

“a fiercely brilliant writer. . . a novel which is chilling, provocative and...controversial”

Jane Howard

“Anyone who wants to learn what the revolution against the fat society is all about should read Marge Piercy's novel”

Time


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