The Stepford Wives: Introduction by Chuck Palanhiuk (Paperback)Ira Levin (author)
Levin is the master of making outrageous plotlines seem eminently reasonable, and The Stepford Wives is no exception. Imbuing the tale of misogynist robotics with a chilling plausibility, Levin creates one of the great satires of domestic constraint and submissive femininity, as well as a rip roaring, immensely suspenseful thriller.
The women of Stepford are not all that they seem...
All the beautiful people live in idyllic Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent, suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbies and beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, newly arrived with her husband and two children, it all seems too good to be true - from the sweet Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines.
But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong - something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford's hideous perfection.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 120 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 12 mm
'Masterful, ridiculously well crafted, and, like the ladies of Stepford themselves, flawless.' - Esquire
'Levin is the Swiss watchmaker of the suspense novel.' - Stephen King
Both crude and amusing.' - Metro
A glorious read. * Herald *
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“worth reading for the introduction alone”
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