Vida by Marge Piercy
In the 1960's, Vida was a political star of the anti-war movement and a charismatic red-headed beauty. Orginally published in 1979, this vivid novel follows Vida on the run a decade later, her exuberence replaced by a stubborn courage. Hiding in a safe house she meets Joel, a fugitive, and despite knowing the dangers she starts warming to a man for the first time in years. As counterpoint to the underground 70s Piercy tells the extraordinary tale of the optimistic 60s, capturing the energy and rage of those involved.
The 1624th greatest fiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - 49th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)