Holding out: a novel

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Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
[1998]
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English
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In the smartest, funniest, and sharpest novel since Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying", the women of America are mad as hell-- and they're not going to DO IT anymore!

What would happen if a bold, successful female executive called upon the nation's women to withhold sex until a highly placed spousal abuser was brought to justice? It would rock the country-- and her life-- that's what!

Updating the story of Lysistrata-- who persuaded the women of Athens to withhold sex from their husbands to end a war-- Anne O. Faulk has written a brilliant and Rabelaisian cautionary tale. "Holding Out" is a love story for the 1990s that goes to the very heart of male-female relations.

Lauren Fontaine is a thirty-six-year-old financial wizard and single mother with a wicked wit and a tenacious sense of right and wrong. Like many other women, she is outraged when the wife of the chief justice of the Supreme Court commits suicide after years of spousal abuse-- and the "good old boys" in Congress refuse to impeach the offender. Unlike most of them, she does something about it.

When Lauren suggests that every woman in America refuse to have sex unti

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Wives -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- Fiction
Women stockbrokers -- Fiction
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Women stockbrokers