Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

The novel follows the journey of a 29-year-old poet who is struggling with her identity and self-worth. She is in an unhappy marriage and fantasizes about a life of sexual and personal freedom. Her fantasies center around the "zipless fuck", a spontaneous and impersonal sexual encounter. She embarks on an affair with a British psychoanalyst in an attempt to realize her fantasies, but ultimately learns that true liberation comes from within.

The 735th greatest book of all time


Published
1973
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
97,000
Original Language
English

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