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Fear of Flying Book Review Summary

Detailed Plot Synopsis of Fear of Flying

Isadora Wing is a writer who has been sent, along with her husband, a psychologist, to write an article about a psychologists' convention in Vienna. She ends up meeting a man she is intensely sexually attracted to and spends the week cheating on her husband, who is sexually withdrawn, with him. Isadora must decide either to stay with her unfulfilling husband or pursue an uncertain future with her unpredictable lover. Throughout the novel, there are flashbacks to Isadora's childhood on the Upper West Side, her first marriage to a man who went insane, and her time in Germany at the beginning of her second marriage.
This report prepared by Judy Berman








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   playing footsy while inconveniently married Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Austrian City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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