“Playing House” - Fredrica Wagman has written a book that covers some of the taboo’s of our society,with a woman struggling to survive abuse from her brother while trying to hold herself together for her long suffering husband, all the while, longing for something that will never be right. This book shocked America when it came out in 1973, and this 35th anniversary edition is just as disturbing, today. Misplaced yearning, broken trust, and wonderful writing are the hallmarks of this book. While it may not appeal to everyone, it is an amazing piece of work.
I had a lot of trouble writing this review, because I didn’t have the words, but I found it haunting and it will stick with me for a long time.
Thanks to Julie Harabedian at FSB Associates for the chance to read this book.