He, She and It
Body of Glass
Marge Piercy 1991 448p 6 x 9
A dystopian future novel in the 22nd century where corporations control scarce world resources and remain luxurious, spick and span, while independent free zones remain in squalor but free and dangerous.
The story follows Shira Shipman, working at one such corp called Y-S, recently divorced and forced to give up the custody of her only son, Ari, to a coporation. She returns, dejected, to her hometown Tikva, a Jewish free-zone where she grew up with her grandmother Malkah, a brilliant programmer. Back home she meets Yod, an illegal assassin android created by Malkah and her one time lover Avram, designed to protect Tikva.