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 “Tommy Wieringa’s ambitious novel . . . is a brilliant exploration of the uneasy transition from adolescence into adulthood—the restlessness, yearning for stability, irrational decisions, and erotic obsessions.” —The Independent (UK)

Little Caesar
By Tommy Wieringa
978-0-8021-2049-6 • $15.00 • Paperback • 11 06 2012
Fiction
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 good-bye to the familial ghosts that still haunted him. Raised in a cliff-top cottage on the east coast of England, Ludwig’s mother did her best to create a normal life for her son after her mega­lomaniac husband 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 to stage 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 from Los Angeles to Prague to El Real.



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

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