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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ARC Arrival: Playing House by Fredrica Wagman

Playing House by Fredrica Wagman

Publisher: Zoland Books

About the book: When Playing House appeared in 1973, Publishers Weekly hailed it, "A probing descent into madness that will fascinate the same audience that appreciated I Never Promised You a Rose Garden." This nationally best-selling story of one woman's struggle with the lasting effects of a childhood sexual relationship with her brother shocked American readers; it remains a literary work of enduring quality and value. In his foreword Philip Roth writes, "The traumatized child; the institutionalized wife; the haunting desire; the ghastly business of getting through the day--what is striking about Wagman's treatment of these contemporary motifs is the voice of longing in which the heroine shamelessly confesses to the incestuous need that is at once her undoing and her only hope." (back cover)

About the author: Fredrica Wagman is the author of five novels, including His Secret Little Wife. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City. (back cover)

Playing House
Publisher/Publication Date: Zoland Books, May 2008 (35the edition)
ISBN: 978-1-58195-225-4
176 pages

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