He, She and It
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's maroon cloth over dark blue paper-covered boards, spine gilt, original illustrated dust jacket.
"Every artist creates with open eyes what she sees in her dream." First edition of internationally recognized activist and writer Marge Piercy’s award-winning cyberpunk novel, inscribed by her on the front free endpaper in 1995. Partially based on feminist theorist Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto" (1983), the novel’s thematically and structurally complex narrative interlaces the story of Piercy’s heroine and potential alter-ego Shira as she navigates moral, familial, and romantic conflict (with an android) in a dystopian future ruled by omnipotent multinational corporations. Interweaving the main plot with her interpretation of the medieval legend of Golem, Piercy continues to be praised for her eerily accurate visions of the 21st century’s unfettered economic system and layered representations of Jewish faith and history. Dust jacket design by internationally acclaimed illustrator and painter Rafal Olbinski. Light waviness to front free endpaper; unclipped dust jacket with light fading to yellow lettering on spine. Near fine. Item #3905