Fear of Dying

CD - unabridged
Audio (6 discs)
Product Number: BN8108
Released: Sep 08, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781501238000
Narrator/s: Suzanne Toren
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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The iconic, bestselling author delivers her first book in ten years-and the sequel to the groundbreaking novel, Fear of Flying. Fear of Dying is a hilarious, heart wrenching, and beautifully told story about what happens when one woman steps reluctantly into the afternoon of life. Vanessa Wonderman is a gorgeous former actress in her 60's 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 Zipless.com and the life she knew begins to unravel. With the help and counsel of her best friend, Isadora Wing, Vanessa navigates the phishers and pishers, and starts to question if what she's looking for might be close at hand after all. Fear of Dying is a daring and delightful look at what it really takes to be human and female in the 21st century. Wildly funny and searingly honest, this is a book for everyone who has ever been shaken and changed by love

Author(s): Erica Jong

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Author(s): Erica Jong
Product Number EB00596020
Released: Sep 08, 2015
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: #9781466872905

Professional reviews

"Narrator Suzanne Toren brings a welcome level of engagement to author Erica Jong's novel about how 60-year-old Vanessa Wonderman faces the sandwich years of tending to her elderly parents, caring for her older husband, and supporting her adult daughter. Although Vanessa's tendency toward self-focus verges on the tedious, Toren holds listeners' attention by highlighting Jong's chatty style and by perfectly interpreting the story's broad emotional spectrum--from Vanessa's sadness and fear at the prospect of losing her parents to her deep joy and love when holding her first grandchild. Despite the overarching theme of mortality, the audiobook is not without humor, especially as Vanessa tries to revive her wilder, younger self. Baby Boomers (who will most likely be familiar with Jong's 1973 bestseller, FEAR OF FLYING) will find themselves resonating with Vanessa's daily struggle to balance her many roles and responsibilities. C.B.L. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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