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
“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.”
“Marge Piercy’s characters are complex and very human”
“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.”
“One of the most important novelists of our time”
“Marge Piercy is the political novelist of our time. More: she is the conscience”
“Both absorbing and exciting”
New York Times Book Review
“Intelligent, thoughtfully constructed…perhaps the most important novel in the Piercy canon”
“a fiercely brilliant writer. . . a novel which is chilling, provocative and...controversial”
“Anyone who wants to learn what the revolution against the fat society is all about should read Marge Piercy's novel”