Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy

Marge Piercy is a client of The Wallace Literary Agency, a division of Robin Straus Agency, Inc. 

She is the author of nineteen poetry collections, a memoir, four works of nonfiction, seventeen novels, and a new book of short stories. Her work has been translated into twenty-two languages, and she has won many honors, including the Gold Rose, the oldest poetry award in America. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Ira Wood, and has given readings, lectures, and workshops at more than five hundred venues in the States and abroad. 

Books

Woman on the Edge of Time

Woman on the Edge of Time

Hailed as a classic of speculative fiction and an essential feminist text, this landmark Marge Piercy novel is a transformative vision of two futures—and what it takes to will one or the other into reality.

Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, is committed to a mental institution in New York, despite the fact that she is overwhelmingly, heroically sane. Connie is unique, though, for she is able to communicate with the year 2137, where two different modes of life are competing. One is beautiful––communal, nonsexist, environmentally pure, open to ritual and magic––while the other is a horror––totalitarian, exploitative, rigidly technological.

(Ballantine, June 2016)