Parachutes & Kisses

Parachutes & Kisses

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by Erica Jong
     
 

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Married (again) and divorced (again), Isadora Wing is a single parent with an adorable daughter, an irritating ex-husband, and a startling assortment of suitors: an unorthodox rabbi, a poetic disc jockey, the son of a famous sex therapist, and WASPily handsomest of all: Berkeley Sproul III. Isadora and Berkeley meet at a health club, and he's fourteen years her junior

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Married (again) and divorced (again), Isadora Wing is a single parent with an adorable daughter, an irritating ex-husband, and a startling assortment of suitors: an unorthodox rabbi, a poetic disc jockey, the son of a famous sex therapist, and WASPily handsomest of all: Berkeley Sproul III. Isadora and Berkeley meet at a health club, and he's fourteen years her junior. Of course their affair is tortuous and sexy, but is it love? Or does the stud just want a free trip to Venice, compliments of a famous author? Either way, Erica Jong wrote this romance with "a mixture of eloquence and savage wit as good as anything she has ever written," said The Wall Street Journal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101077702
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2006
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
690,905
File size:
592 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Erica Jong is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and memoir, including Fear of Flying, which has more than 18 million copies in print worldwide. Her most recent essays have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, and she is a frequent guest on television talk shows. Currently working on a novel featuring Isadora Wing—the heroine of Fear of Flying—as a woman of a certain age, Erica and her lawyer husband live in New York City and Connecticut. Her daughter, Molly Jong-Fast, is also an author.

Erica Jong left a Ph.D. program at Columbia to write her ground-breaking novel Fear of Flying, published in 1973. Jong is the author of numerous award-winning books of poetry and novels including Fanny, How to Save Your Own Life, Parachutes and Kisses, Any Woman’s Blues, and the forthcoming Sappho’s Leap. She is also the author of the memoir Fear of Fifty. She lives in New York City and Connecticut.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
After discovering Isadora Wing in Jong¿s Fear of Flying, we now are able to peak into her life in Parachutes & Kisses. Now we discover she is much more settled but still faces over reaching conflicts of finding companionship, love, and a satisfying sex life. Set in the eighties, what Isadora discovers is that the world has changed a bit since her hard charging single sixties and seventies and at this stage of her life she plunges back in. What you will find is her ventures with boy toys, mature lovers, and delving back to flicker romance from her long so long ago youth. What makes Jong¿s writings so enjoyable to me are that as the reader you are able to experience the world through the lenses of a woman. Not saying that men are more logical or right, buy we thing differently. What we observe as erratic woman behavior is simply just a different means in operating and living in our face paced world. In the end you root for Isadora that she may find the love, happiness, and sexual satisfaction that she desperately seeks.