Woman on the Edge of Time

  • by Marge Piercy
  • Narrated by Tanya Eby
  • 14 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"Absorbing and exciting." (New York Times)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Is there a way to rate 0 stars?

What a huge disappointment. I love time travel books of almost any style. Thus, the description for this intrigued me and I purchased it in the Audible format.

The prologue consisted of endless liberal ranting which seemed to go on forever! I bought the book for the story, not the author's political vomit! Enough with your personal agenda and let's hear the story!

I finally fast forwarded enough times to get to chapter 1.

I almost made it through chapter 2 before I stopped. I have never read anything so depressing in my life. I understand that there are a lot of people who live terribly depressing lives. Unfairness in the world abounds. I do what I can financially, politically, religiously, and personally to support changes.

This is the last thing I expect when I listen to a book for "pleasure." I care for my elderly parents and drive alone about 6 hours per week. I use audible books to pass the time

So, thanks for ruining my day. There should be a warning of some sort.
Read full review

- myself...

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio