The Last Jewish Virgin

Lilith Zeremba, a young woman rebelling against her intellectually complex, feminist Jewish mother, is The Last Jewish Virgin. 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. Determined to make her own way—on her own terms—as a successful Jewish woman in the world of fashion, Lilith finds herself in a place where mythology and sexuality collide. She’s drawn to two men 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 and universal tale of longing and redemption, refreshes and reinvents the classic vampire myth for a contemporary world in which love, compassion, faith, and politics are forever evolving and intersecting in surprising and original ways.

Janice Eidus ( Author Website )

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

Genre/Imprint: Fiction, Red Hen Press

$24.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 978-1-59709-393-4

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The Last Jewish Virgin reviewed in NewPages

Yet another great review of Janice Eidus’s The Last Jewish Virgin, this one from New Pages. It’s like the book is good or something. An excerpt: “…an entertaining, original, and psychologically […]


From Publishers Weekly

In yet another variation of a vampire love story, Eidus (The War of the Rosens) introduces Lilith Zeremba, a college freshman who has declared herself, over and over, to be […]

Booklist loves The Last Jewish Virgin

Fiction is subject to viruses, and the vampire bug strikes the unlikeliest writers. Witty and incisive Eidus (The War of the Rosens, 2007) has always drawn our attention to the […]

Janice Eidus is a Midwest Success in 2011

Janice Eidus' The Last Jewish Virgin has a place on the Midwest Book Review's "Small Press Review" fiction shelf for January 2011!"Vampires are a staple of literature, but Janice Eidus […]