Vida (novel)

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Vida (novel) cover.jpg
Cover of the PM Press 2011 edition (paperback)
Author Marge Piercy
Country United States
Language English
Genre Political fiction, Revolutionary fiction
Publisher PM Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover and Paperback)
Pages 416 pp
ISBN 1-604-86487-7 (2011 edition, paperback)

Vida is a 1980 novel by Marge Piercy.

The eponymous heroine is a 1960s Anti-war and pro-environmental activist who has in the modern day (1980s when the novel was written and is partially set) become part of an illegal underground revolutionary network which resembles the real Weatherman (later the Weatherpeople.) The story is told in the then present day and in flashback to the 1960s. Vida struggles to maintain a double life still having contacts with legitimate members of society, notably her lover Leigh, while continuing to carry out illegal actions against the government.

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