I have just received a copy of Fredrica Wagman’s Playing House – A Novel from Julie Harabedian from FSB Media. Thank you Julie!
I have recently read and reviewed another of her books linked here The Lie – A Novel. Playing House is apparently along the same lines – dark and with incest as an underlying theme. It is also a thin novel, with a lovely cover.
Playing House - A Novel
By Fredrica Wagman
Published by Zoland Books - May 2008
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 bestselling 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."
Fredrica Wagman is the author of six previous novels. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.
For more information about the author visit Fredrica Wagman’s website.
Amazon Purchasing Links for Playing House are below – US/UK/CanadaPlaying House: A Novel/ Playing house/ Playing House: A Novel
Review and author interview coming soon.