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
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 291 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 26 mm
"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 *