Erica Jong

Fear of Flying
  • Fear of Flying

    • Erica Jong

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Julianna Jennings (Read by)

    • Kevin Shen (Read by)

    • Max Bennett (Read by)

    The radio premiere of Erica Jong's uninhibited feminist classic about female sexuality.

    Isadora Wing has been married to psycho-analyst Bennett for five years. But she has become restless and yearns for men, for solitude, and for the perfect, guiltless, ‘zipless f**k’.

    Having overcome her fear of flying to travel to a conference in Vienna with Bennett, she meets a charming Englishman called Adrian Goodlove. Can he offer the sexual liberation and fulfilment she's always fantasised about?

    First published in 1973, this bold and bawdy novel about a young woman's quest for sexual liberation was a controversial best-seller.

    Warning: Contains strong language from the start.

    Cast:
    Isadora Wing.....Julianna Jennings
    Bennett Wing.....Kevin Shen
    Adrian Goodlove.....Max Bennett
    Isadora's mother.....Adie Allen
    Marty.....Nick Underwood
    Judy.....Nicola Ferguson
    Dr Reuben.....Sargon Yelda
    Dr Happe.....Brian Protheroe

    Dramatised by Annie Caulfield
    Directed by Emma Harding

Erica Jong is a poet, novelist and essayist whose works have been influential all over the world. Her first novel Fear of Flying has sold over 27 million copies from the US and Europe to China. Fear of Flying has just celebrated its 40th Anniversary with new editions in many languages. She is the author of seven widely honoured volumes of poetry, eight novels and seven non-fiction books. Her forthcoming novel is Fear of Dying, due for release in September 2015. Among other awards she has been honoured with the Fernanda Pivano Award for Literature in Italy, the Sigmund Freud award in Italy, the United Nations Award for Excellence in Literature and Poetry Magazine’s Bess Hokin Prize. www.ericajong.com