Sex Wars

by Marge Piercy

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SEX WARS is a fascinating novel that only recreates a turbulent period in history but also illustrates the plight and ultimately the triumph of one woman on a quest.

Sex Wars Synopsis

Life is hard in post-Civil War New York, but change is in the air. Women are agitating for the vote and other rights. Immigrants are pouring into the city, bringing a new spirit in their wake. Among them is Freydeh, who lives in a tiny tenement flat with eight others and works at as many jobs as she can handle in hopes of raising enough money to bring her beloved family over to America from Russia. And she has a dream: someday, she will own a place and a business of her own. Then she receives a letter - many months after it was first posted - containing devastating news: her parents have died in a cholera epidemic. After their death, Freydeh's sister set off to America without them, all by herself, and according to the letter would have arrived in the port of New York many months earlier. Freydeh is horrified and terrified for her little sister, who appears to be adrift somewhere in the city. Freydeh puts everything else aside and launches a search to find her, which turns into something of a hunt for a needle in a haystack.

Interweaved with Freydeh's story is a vividly wrought account of the suffragette movement and the fight to secure women’s rights.

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Sex Wars Press Reviews

Praise for Marge Piercy:

‘Every new novel by Marge Piercy is cause for celebration’ ALICE HOFFMAN

‘Vividly imagined and deeply satisfying’ MARILYN FRENCH

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ISBN: 9780749936334
Publication date: 02/11/2006
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780749936334
Publication date: 2nd November 2006
Author: Marge Piercy
Publisher: Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Marge Piercy

Widely acknowledged as a prolific and gifted writer, Marge Piercy’s novels include The Third Child, Three Women, Gone to Soldiers, Body of Glass (winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award), The Longings Of Women, Braided Lives and City of Darkness, City of Light.  Piercy is also a celebrated poet whose most recent poetry collections published in Great Britain are The Art of Blessing The Day and Written in Bone (Five Leaves), launched at the International Poetry Festival in London in 1998.  She lives in Wellfleet with her husband, the novelist and painter Ira Wood. 

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