Marge Piercy's debut collection of short stories offers glimpses into the lives of everyday women moving through and making sense of their worlds. Keeping to the engaging, accessible language of Piercy's novels, the collection spans decades of her writing. From the first-person account of hoarding ('Saving Mother from Herself') to a girl's narrative of sexual and spiritual discovery ('Going over Jordan') to a recount of a past love affair ('The Easy Arrangement'), each story is a tangible, vivid snapshot in a varied and subtly curated gallery of work.
"Piercy homes in on her characters, mixing just the right amount of humor into her always insightful take on imperfect human relationships, in their many guises." --Deborah Donovan, "Booklist"
Marge Piercy is the author of 17 novels, including the national bestsellers "Braided Lives," "Gone to Soldiers," and "Woman on the Edge of Time"; 17 volumes of poetry; and a critically acclaimed memoir, "Sleeping with Cats." She has been the recipient of four honorary doctorates and has been a key player in many of the major progressive political battles, including the anti-Vietnam War and the women's movements, and more recently an active participant in the resistance to the war in Iraq. She lives in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.