Fly Away Home Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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In this novel, does Piercy successfully wed social consciousness with domestic drama? Discussion surrounding the ways in which Fly Away Home works (or does not work) as a bildungsroman for adults, a mystery, a love story may yield astute observations about the nature of each, and about the efficacy with which this author blends genres. Examination of the historical milieu of the 1970s and women's struggles therein for legal equality, safe shelter and freedom from domestic violence will provide a backdrop for making sense of Daria's development, and the not-so-latent social activism Piercy advocates with this novel.

1. Is the singular viewpoint from which this story is told an asset, a liability, or both? What leads you to this conclusion?

2. Do you find images of birth/ death/the cyclical nature of life evident in this novel? If yes, where? What are they?

3. How does Fly Away Home ask...

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