American Housewife (Hardback)
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American Housewife (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 14/01/2016
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Meet the women of American Housewife...
They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyonce while doing household chores. They drown their sorrows with Chanel No. 5 and host book clubs where chardonnay trumps Charles Dickens. They redecorate. And they are quietly capable of kidnapping, breaking and entering, and murder.
These women know the rules of a well-lived life: replace your tights every winter, listen to erotic audio books while you scrub the bathroom floor, serve what you want to eat at your dinner parties, and accept it: you're too old to have more than one drink and sleep through the night.
Vicious, fresh and darkly hilarious, American Housewife is a collection of stories for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on behind the facades of the housewives of America...

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471153792
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`A collection of witty, acerbic short stories about the demons in every dream home. One story made me blink because I thought my eyes were deceiving me. Dorothy Parker meets The Real Housewives of New York City' -- Red Magazine
'This is one of the most perfect books of all time. This is one of the most perfect books of all time. The type of book that you find yourself forcing on everyone you know saying, "Your life will not be complete until you read this book."' * The Pool *
`When people find out I'm a housewife, they wonder if I'm being ironic or satirical. Why - when so many artists have portrayed the housewife so beautifully - would I ever let the word go? Here are five of the best' -- `The List: Five American Housewives' feature by Helen Ellis, FT Weekend
`This compendium of stories by Helen Ellis, teetering on the brink of reality TV and Criminal Minds will send chills down your perfectly postured spine' -- Irish Tatler
`A rambunctious collection of desperate housewives stories written by the helmstress of Twitter's @WhatIDoAllDay' -- Grazia
`Helen Ellis's electric short stories are whip-smart and sparky, crackling with dark humour and the kind of unruly thinking that can get a woman in and out of all kinds of trouble' -- S Magazine

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Hannah  at  Edinburgh West End

“Tales of the Unexpected meets Desperate Housewives”

I was obsessed from the very first page! Ellis draws you in so skillfully and introduces you to these beautifully complex and honest characters, showing us a glimpse into their world. These stories are funny, moving,... More

Hardback edition
8 similar books recommended
20th February 2016
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“A treat and a pleasure”

I absolutely loved this! This collection of short stories featuring American housewives is darkly funny, entertaining and moving. A complete and utter pleasure to read. I found myself chortling aloud at many a moment.... More

Hardback edition
11th January 2016
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“A collection to dip in and out of or to read in one session”

This is a short story collection revolving around the theme of housewives, as the title suggests. Some of these are 30 pages long, others only two but each take the theme and deal with it in a different way.

As with... More

Paperback edition
27th March 2018
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