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American Housewife : Stories
by Helen Ellis


Overview - A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, "American Housewife "features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.
Meet the women of "American Housewife: " they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy.
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Overview
A sharp, funny, delightfully unhinged collection of stories set in the dark world of domesticity, "American Housewife "features murderous ladies who lunch, celebrity treasure hunters, and the best bra fitter south of the Mason Dixon line.
Meet the women of "American Housewife: " they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, "American Housewife" is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood.

From our buyer, Margaret Terwey: This book is comprised of twelve short stories, each one focusing on the trials and tribulations of a particular housewife. The hilarity of each premise will pull in readers, and the twists will keep them glued to the pages.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780385541039
  • ISBN-10: 0385541031
  • Publisher: Doubleday Books
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 208


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