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Publisher's Summary

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction, Marge Piercy's landmark novel is a transformative vision of two futures - and what it takes to will one or the other into reality. Harrowing and prescient, Woman on the Edge of Time speaks to a new generation on whom these choices weigh more heavily than ever before.
Connie Ramos is a Mexican American woman living on the streets of New York. Once ambitious and proud, she has lost her child, her husband, her dignity - and now they want to take her sanity. After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a time of sexual and racial equality, environmental purity, and unprecedented self-actualization. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome: a society of grotesque exploitation, in which the barrier between person and commodity has finally been eroded. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow.
©1976 Marge Piercy (P)2016 Tantor
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"Absorbing and exciting." ( New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By illysuar on 10-21-17

awesome story!

I loved the story. As a Latina woman, it kinda bothered me that the narrator could not properly pronounce the Spanish sayings. Connie very clearly identified with her hispanic culture and it would have been nice if the sayings weren't butchered.

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5 out of 5 stars
By E. C. Marsh on 02-13-18

Excellent, great voices, compelling story

Loved it, narration was great. Each character had their own voice. Engaging and important story.

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