|Plot Summary 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up meeting a man she is intensely sexually attracted to and spends the week cheating on her husband, who is sexually withdrawn, with him.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."
Judy Berman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fear of Flying|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
Kind of romance:
- playing footsy while inconveniently married
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
Lot of foul language?
- a lot of flashback and forwards
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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