Little Caesar by Tommy Wieringa

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From internationally best-selling author Tommy Wieringa, comes a rich and engrossing novel about a man on an odyssey in search of answers about his dysfunctional artistic family and the legacy they left behind.

When Ludwig Unger returned to his hometown after a decade, he arrived with a plastic bag filled with his mother’s ashes and little else. He was there to make amends with his lonely past, to say goodbye to the familial ghosts that still haunted him. Raised in a cliff-top cottage on the coast of England, Ludwig’s mother tried to create a normal life for her son after her husband one day left them to pursue his art. A mama’s boy, Ludwig grew up in her shadow, developing an obsession with her and her sensual allure. But when he discovered the secret of her past as the world-famous porn star “Eve LaSage” and her plans for a comeback, Ludwig’s world spun out of control. He soon found himself homeless, shouldering the shame of his mother’s career, and embarking on a journey that took him around the world.

Little Caesar is a story of beauty and decay, of filial loyalty and parental betrayal, and of the importance of self-sacrifice.
 

About Tommy Wieringa

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TOMMY WIERINGA has written several books including the novel Joe Speedboat, which won the Bordewijk Prize in 2006, was long-listed for the 2011 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and nominated for the AKO Literature Prize. Wieringa lives in Amsterdam and writes for the Dutch NRC Handelsblad daily newspaper.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Grove Press, Black Cat. 354 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The book leaves Ludwig with the overdue possibility of a future, after he’s lost Marthe and provoked a cathartic physical confrontation with his father.

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As Wieringa%E2%80%99s second English-language novel (after Joe Speedboat) begins, down-and-out musician Ludwig Unger returns to coastal Kings Ness, England, where the houses are in constant danger of

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As Wieringa’s second English-language novel (after Joe Speedboat) begins, down-and-out musician Ludwig Unger returns to coastal Kings Ness, England, where the houses are in constant danger of tumbling into the sea and the rabbits are all inexplicably diseased, making it immediately clear that w...

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