I still think about Peter, the man I loved most in the world, all the time. At two in the afternoon, when he would come and pick me up and take me for rides; at five, when I would read to him, head on his chest; in the despair at seven p.m., when he would hold me and rub my belly for an hour; in the despair again at nine p.m. when we would go for a night ride, down to the Royal Cliffs Diner in Englewood Cliffs where I would buy a cup of coffee with precisely seven sugars and a lot of cream. We were friends, soul mates and lovers.
I was seven. He was fifty-one.
This is a touching, disturbing read, which will be one of the most talked about books of 2011.
This memoir, about the intimate 15 year long relationship with a 7 year old girl and a 51 year old man, will shock a lot of people. Its revelations will create a lot of conversations but before you condemn it as sensationalist please do read the book. The author writes beautifully about this heart breaking subject and she has said she used her writing to deal with her unique childhood.
'Tiger, Tiger will start a thousand conversations. It is shocking, revelatory and fearless. As the story of a victim, it is gripping; as a work of literature, it's a triumph'
Alice Sebold, Author Of The Lovely Bones
'Margaux Fragoso was only 7 years old when she swam up to a guy in his 50s and asked him to play with her. The mesmerizing memoir of the next fifteen years o spent with the pedophile who became her playmate, father, and lover had us enraged, horrified, and unable to put it down.'Daily Candy, the 10 Nonfiction Reads of the New Year
'Margaux Fragoso's memoir, a subtly crafted account of her 15-year involvement as a child and adolescent with a middle-aged man, asks urgent questions about the traffic between memory and art.'-- Boyd Tonkin, Ones To Watch In 2011
Publication date: 31/03/2011
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||31st March 2011|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites,|
Margaux Fragoso grew up in Union City, New Jersey. When she was seven she loved the red gumballs that came from gumball machines but left behind the blues and greens; later, she loved Madonna and still later Kurt Cobain. Margaux now has one daughter and no longer lives in New Jersey. Tiger, Tiger will be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in the United States and is already being translated into seventeen languages.More About Margaux Fragoso