Author(s): Marge Piercy
In the prominent political family of the Dickensons, ambition comes first, and Melissa, the third child, has always felt she comes last. At college she meets Blake; the mixed-race, adopted son of lawyers whose defence of death-row inmates has brought them into conflict with Melissa
Every new novel by Marge Piercy is cause for celebration., Three Women stretches ordinary thinkingVividly imagined and deeply satisfying, Piercy writes with high intelligence, love for the world, ethical passion and innate feminism., Here is somebody with the guts to go into the deepest core of herself, her time, her history, and risk more than anybody else has so far, just out of a love for the truth and a need to tell it.
Marge Piercy is renowned as both a poet and a novelist and has won the Arthur C. Clarke award. She lives in Cape Cod, US, with her husband, the novelist Ira Wood, and five cats.