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.

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"Absorbing and exciting." (New York Times)

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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.
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Book Details

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