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Fear of Dying


Author Erica Jong
The new novel from the author of the iconic international bestseller Fear of Flying.

Four decades ago, Erica Jong changed the way we looked at love, marriage, and especially sex in her revolutionary bestseller, Fear of Flying. Now she mixes her trademark sharp, clever prose with poetic poignancy to bring us the story of a woman who never wants to give in to fear.

Vanessa Wonderman is a former actress in her 60s who finds herself balancing between her dying parents, her aging husband and her beloved, pregnant daughter. Although Vanessa considers herself 'a happily married woman', the lack of sex in her life makes her feel as if she's losing something too valuable to ignore. So she places an ad for sex on a site called and the life she knew begins to unravel. With the help and counsel of her best friend, Isadora Wing, Vanessa weeds out the lovers from the losers and liars, and starts to question if what she's looking for might be close at hand after all.

Hilarious and heart wrenching, Fear of Dying is a daring and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century