Janice Eidus

Janice Eidus has won two O. Henry Prizes, the Independent Publishers Award in Religion for her recent novel, The War of the Rosens , and numerous other awards for her writing. Her other books include The Celibacy Club, Vito Loves Geraldine, Urban Bliss, and Faithful Rebecca; and, she’s the co-editor of It’s Only Rock and Roll: An Anthology of Rock and Roll Short Stories. Her work also appears in such anthologies as The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories; Neurotica: Jewish Writers on Sex; and Desire: Women Write about Wanting, and in leading newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Jewish Currents, Tikkun, and The Forward. She lives in New York City and Mexico with her husband and daughter.

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The Last Jewish Virgin

Janice Eidus

Publication Date: October 1, 2010

$24.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 978-1-59709-393-4


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.


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 […]