Playing House by Fredrica Wagman
"A dense, rich novel" - The Pittsburgh Press.
"The story is passionate and moving, the style flowing and lyrical" - Minneapolis Tribune.
The book under review seems surfacing in the open houses in 1973, revolves around a woman, who appears has fallen in a predicament yet she can't
evade from that syndrome and compelled to live like she was living in the past. With her unknowing thoughts and childhood innocence develops
sexual terms with her brother that badly aggrieves not only her kindred even the American society, on the whole.
Owing to this dilemma the woman, is passing through a situation that can be ascribed to a situation like an afflicted woman, a habitual spouse, then
she starts realizing the realities that, make her understand that she has gone into an unreal life and an unacceptable track, thus admits her deeds, yet
still looks ahead on the same pathway, instead of taking the steps back.
Philip Roth in his foreword aptly narrates, "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."
This story has been picked up in the novel that is named in the title, has been extracted from the site of Ms. Wagman describes the life of a woman,
who has ruined her younger age, owing to lacking perception for the devastating effects of developing the practical spouse relationship with her
The novel appears to be stressing to go through it at least once for an in-depth study, thus I started this intellectual cruise, and that left some sort of
grim feelings on my mind and thought, either it is an incident of a relationship of brother and sister, or any accident that can cause after effects in the
later life owing to her unscrupulous view, action or association.
Fredrica Wagman, the writer of this novel aptly