As Vanessa watches her aged parents fade, her daughter prepare for childbirth and her much older husband, Asher, struggle in the throes of open-heart surgery, she dreams of reversing time and becoming young again.
With her best years as an actress behind her, she's discovering that beginnings are easy, but endings are hard. Could her fountain of youth fantasies be fulfilled on zipless.com, a site inspired by her best friend Isadora Wing's fantasy of encounters with no consequences?
Surrounded by mortality, Vanessa is restless and curious enough to try anything. And she does. But the results make her wonder whether what she craves - sex, love, connection - may be closer at hand than she realises.
Fear of Flying has sold 26 million copies in forty languages. It has been hailed as a classic by scholars. Fear of Dying extends the satire, compassion and wisdom that still captivate readers the world over. It is destined, once again, to change the way we think about our lives.
©2015 Erica Jong (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd