Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pg. 69: Janice Eidus's "The Last Jewish Virgin"

The current feature at the Page 69 Test: The Last Jewish Virgin by Janice Eidus.

About the book, from the publisher:
In this playful and provocative, sensual and suspenseful novel, Janice Eidus merges the timeless, romantic myth of the vampire with contemporary life in volatile New York City—and beyond. Unlike most current "Vamp Lit," The Last Jewish Virgin will appeal to multi-generations as it explores faith vs. secularism, the complicated love between mothers and daughters, and the lure of "bad boys" to women of all ages.

The Last Jewish Virgin is Lilith Zeremba, a vibrant young woman in rebellion against her emotionally complex feminist mother. Lilith is determined to make her own way—on her own terms—in the world of fashion, but she unexpectedly finds herself in a place where mythology and sexuality collide. She meets two men to whom she is drawn in ways that feel dangerous and yet inevitable: the much older, wildly mercurial and mesmerizing Baron Rock, and Colin Abel, a young, radiant artist determined to make the world a better place, one socially progressive painting at a time.

The Last Jewish Virgin, an innovative, humorous, and universal tale of longing and redemption, refreshes and reinvents the classic vampire myth for a contemporary world in which love, faith, and politics are forever intersecting and evolving.
Read an excerpt of The Last Jewish Virgin, and learn more about the book and author at Janice Eidus's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Last Jewish Virgin.

--Marshal Zeringue