Fear of Dying

Erica Jong

I thought I was searching for love – but it was reincarnation I really sought. I wanted to reverse time and become young again – knowing everything I know now
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A joyful and life-affirming novel from this multi-million copy international best-selling author. Join her, be fearless.

‘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

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“This bold, soaring novel tackles the big stuff”
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“Erica Jong is back - as fearless as ever”
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“It made me feel more alive”
Rachel Joyce

“Vividly written”
the Times


Erica Jong

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.