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In the middle of the 21st century, life as we know it has changed for all time. Shira Shipman's marriage has broken up, and her young son has been taken from her by the corporation that runs her zone, so she has returned to Tikva, the Jewish town where she grew up. There, she is welcomed by Malkah, the brilliant grandmother who raised her, and meets an extraordinary man who is not a man at all, but a unique cyborg implanted with intelligence, emotions - and the ability to kill.

From the critically acclaimed author of Woman on the Edge of Time comes another stunning novel of morality and courage. A Pygmallion tale for the modern age, this classic feminist speculative novel won the Arthur C Clark Award.

©2020 Marge Piercy (P)2020 W F Howes

Critic Reviews

"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." (Gloria Steinem)

"A triumph of the imagination. Rich, complex, impossible to put down. Every new novel by Marge Piercy is cause for celebration" (Alice Hoffman)

"Piercy’s vision of a post-greenhouse-effect, nuclear-blasted world interlaced with the Prague ghetto of 1600, and the efforts of certain people to stay human in both, is threaded with the questions: What is it to be human?... What does 'life' mean?... What are the limits of creativity? As always, Piercy writes with high intelligence, love for the world, ethical passion and innate feminism." (Adrienne Rich) 

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  • 30-11-2020

Enthralling Sci fi Classic

First read this Sci fi classic back in the early 90's and was captivated by it then. Still an enthralling story 30 years later, perhaps even more so this time around. Very pleased to find that Piercys vision of the future has stood the test of time. Lyssa Browne does a great read. I've just finished listening, 22 hours of sheer pleasure.

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  • 29-09-2020

amazing

the Kabul hidden secrets of survival juxtapositioned with humanity chance of freedom to exist in our not to distant future! wow folk law some say stories or what ever seem more rational ideology that give a sense of hope for our destiny. what is right in the moment can be wrong as a whole. Superior and so deserving of the A.C.Clark award. i took my time with this book savoured every chapter before moving on to the next. breath taking. a learning experience for everyone who feels grief, love, loss, lonely, happy, successful or not.

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