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Sex Wars by Marge Piercy
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Aug 05, 2009

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This follows the lives, in separate chapters set mostly in New York City mostly in the 1870s with one flashback and an epilogue carrying the stories forward, of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony, Victoria Woodhull, Anthony Comstock, and a young Jewish widow who works her way out of poverty after immigrating from Russia by making & selling condoms (this anonymous woman provides the richest story line). It's interesting material & interesting characters, but badly written & not as interesting as it should be.

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