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Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

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A joyful and life-affirming novel from this multi-million copy international best-selling author. Join her, be fearless.


Fear of Dying by Erica Jong

'I loved Fear of Dying. I found it irreverent, funny, tender and very wise and it made me feel more alive' RACHEL JOYCE, The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Vanessa Wonderman is smart, sexy - and sixty. After a lifetime of crazy families, New York high society and playing a soap opera archvillain bitch, she's not ready to give up yet. But life's not so carefree any more. Her parents are dying, her husband's in hospital and her wild-child daughter is pregnant. So when she signs up to a casual encounters site, she's thinking of leaving her wifelife behind - at least for a little bit. However, the most painful parts of your past always have away of surprising you. Will she learn in time how to live, how to love, how to be fearless?


'A hymn to love' -- FAY WELDON

'This bold, soaring novel tackles the big stuff' Harper's Bazaar

'Erica Jong is back - as fearless as ever' Washington Post

'It made me feel more alive' -- RACHEL JOYCE

'Vividly written' The Times

'It's going to happen to all of us and yet talking about it seems taboo. Just as she once ripped the l'ace modesty vest off sex, Erica Jong has now exposed death in all its immodesty -- SHIRLEY CONRAN author of Lace

About the Author

Erica Jong is a poet, novelist, and essayist, best known for her eight New York Times bestselling novels, including Fear of Flying (which has sold twenty-seven million copies in more than forty languages) and Fear of Fifty. Her work has appeared all over the world.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd June 2016


Erica Jong

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Canongate Books Ltd


288 pages


Literary Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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