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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011
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Tiger, Tiger is a Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction title for 2011

A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title

One summer day, Margaux Fragoso meets Peter Curran at the neighborhood swimming pool, and they begin to play. She is seven; he is fifty-one. When Peter invites her and her mother to his house, the little girl finds a childs paradise of exotic pets and an elaborate backyard garden. Her mother, beset by mental illness and overwhelmed by caring for Margaux, is grateful for the attention Peter lavishes on her, and he creates an imaginative universe for her, much as Lewis Carroll did for his real-life Alice.

In time, he insidiously takes on the role of Margauxs playmate, father, and lover. Charming and manipulative, Peter burrows into every aspect of Margauxs life and transforms her from a child fizzing with imagination and affection into a brainwashed young woman on the verge of suicide. But when she is twenty-two, it is Peter—ill, and wracked with guilt—who kills himself, at the age of sixty-six.

Told with lyricism, depth, and mesmerizing clarity, Tiger, Tiger vividly illustrates the healing power of memory and disclosure. This extraordinary memoir is an unprecedented glimpse into the psyche of a young girl in free fall and conveys to readers—including parents and survivors of abuse—just how completely a pedophile enchants his victim and binds her to him.

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Margaux Fragoso recently completed a Ph.D. in English and creative writing at Binghamton University. Her short stories and poems have appeared in The Literary Review and Barrow Street, among other literary journals.

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penguincake17, December 11, 2012 (view all comments by penguincake17)
This is handsdown, one of the best books I have ever read. The story is told with such beautiful language and prose-like fluidity that it left me turning the pages until the entire story was over. I plan on buying this book the second I have the money, because it's a necessity on my bookshelf.
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This is handsdown, one of the best books I have ever read. The story is told with such beautiful language and prose-like fluidity that it left me turning the pages until the entire story was over. I plan on buying this book the second I have the money, because it's a necessity on my bookshelf.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781250002426
Author:
Fragoso, Margaux
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Biography - General
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Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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