Vida (Paperback)

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Description


Originally published in 1979, this piece of revolutionary fiction is a bestselling author's classic paean to the 1960s. At the center of the novel stands Vida Asch, who has lived underground for almost a decade. Back in the 1960s she was a political star of the exuberant antiwar movement a red-haired beauty photographed for the pages of "Life" magazine charismatic, passionate, and totally sure she would prevail. Now, a decade later, Vida is on the run, her star-quality replaced by stubborn courage. As counterpoint to the underground 1970s, Marge Piercy tells the extraordinary tale of the optimistic era, the thousands of people who were members of Students Against the War, and of the handful who formed a fierce group called the Little Red Wagon. Piercy's characters make vivid and comprehensible the desperation, the courage, and the blind rage of a time when action could appear to some to be a more rational choice than the vote.

About the Author


Marge Piercy is the author of 17 novels, including the bestselling"Braided Lives," "Gone to Soldiers," and "Woman on the Edge of Time"; numerous volumes of poetry; and a critically acclaimed memoir, "Sleeping with Cats." She is the recipient of four honorary doctorates and has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles of our time. She lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts."

Praise For…


"This epic story is fueled with intense commitment and sensuousness." Los Angeles Times Book Review



Very exciting. Marge Piercy's characters are complex and very human.”  Margaret Atwood



Real people inhabit its pages and real suspense carries the story along. . . . Vida of course means life and [Piercy] personifies it.”  Chicago Tribune



Marge Piercy tells us exactly how it was in the lofts of the Left as the 1960s turned into the 1970s. This is the way everybody sounded. This is the way everybody behaved. Vida bears witness.”  New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9781604864878
ISBN-10: 1604864877
Publisher: PM Press
Publication Date: December 12th, 2011
Pages: 411
Language: English