Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir

Tiger, Tiger: A Memoir


By (author) Margaux Fragoso

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 31 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0241950155
  • ISBN 13: 9780241950159
  • Sales rank: 28,216

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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.

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Author information

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.

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'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 - 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 The Independent An Observer Cultural Highlight of 2011 The Observer What I'm Telling My Friends: Brave, dark, and horrifying ... an unforgettable survivor's story. Get it. Read it. NOW! -- Julie Kane LibraryJournal.com Revelatory...her tale loops amazingly around her own coming-of-age and sets her down in adulthood with a transformative twist...it breaks the mold...an astonishing and heartbreaking drama. Elle US We dare you to turn away. O, The Oprah Magazine Astonishing. Marie Claire US Fragoso is a born storyteller, and stories were her fail-safe during her scarring entanglement with the man who devoured her childhood...[She] matches shattering exposure with humanizing insights and extraordinary compassion. Booklist A Top Ten Memoir of 2011. Publisher's Weekly