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The Resource American Housewife

American Housewife

Label
American Housewife
Title
American Housewife
Statement of responsibility
Helen Ellis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Summary
In a series of short stories, Helen Ellis picks up the rock of American domesticity and shows us what’s underneath. While it’s not always pretty, it is pretty hilarious, in the darkest, most twisted of ways. The ladies in these stories seem to be living lives that are enviable in the extreme, but then slowly, the layers are pulled away, and the truth is revealed. -- Jennifer Dayton for LibraryReads
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Tone
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
American Housewife
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385541046
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
American Housewife
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0f49acbf-1c82-4f9a-baf9-992340e2f54e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385541046
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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