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The Fifth Sacred Thing

The Fifth Sacred Thing

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Written by StarhawkAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Starhawk

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
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  • Publisher: Bantam
  • On Sale: June 1, 1994
  • Price: $17.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-553-37380-6 (0-553-37380-3)
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"Known for her works in women's spirituality and ecofeminism, Starhawk has conjured a visionary tale of a multicultural community of witches where poverty, prejudice, hunger, and thirst do not prevail. The surrounding world, set in present-day San Francisco, manifests every 20th-century nightmare: ozone depletion, deadly pollution, a fundamentalist religion-based government, and food and water shortages. The central question haunting a community of well-cast characters is how to resist invading Southern forces without resorting to violence. This strong debut fits well among feminist futuristic, utopic, and dystopic works by the likes of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula LeGuin, and Margaret Atwood. Recomended for literary collections."— Faye A. Chadwell, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia for Library Journal