His Secret Little Wife by Fredrica Wagman
A Novel

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His Secret Little Wife is the story of a brilliant young cellist and her sexual affair with the famous composer and conductor who created her.
It is a story of seduction, of hope, of obsession and triumph. It is also the story of a supremely narcissistic man of genius and insatiable appetites whose magnetic appeal is irresistible, even to those he would use, discard, and even destroy; a bold man with a horrendous sense of entitlement who takes what he wants to take, dumps whom he wants to dump, and never looks back; a man incapable of sorrow, of grieving; a man who destroys everything in his wake. Told through the eyes of a child – as if Lolita had narrated her tale rather than Humbert Humbert – the narrator doesn’t understand the darker side of her relationship with The Maestro as she blossoms within a world that lacks all boundaries. Employing a beautiful and unique style, Fredrica Wagman makes the reader privvy to the thoughts and emotions of a young girl caught in the throes of a relationship beyond her own comprehension.

About Fredrica Wagman

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Fredrica Wagman is the author of four previous novels: Playing House; Magic Man, Magic Man; Peachy; and Mrs. Hornstien. She has four grown children and lives with her husband in New York City.
Published October 3, 2006 by Steerforth. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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For 11-year-old Hannah Gold, the arrival of aristocratic new neighbor Otto Von Ochsenstein brings unprecedented glamour and possibility into her bourgeois little world.

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