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Woman on the edge of time [electronic resource]. Marge Piercy.

Piercy, Marge. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307756398 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2010.

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Summary, etc.: Hailed as a classic of speculative science 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...
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Subject: Fiction.
Literature.
Romance.
Genre: Electronic books.

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