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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...
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
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.
'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'
Sarra Manning, Red magazine on American Housewife
'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
Essential 2016 Reading List, Stylist on American Housewife
'Brilliantly caustic vignettes'
Books to Read in 2016 by Sam Baker, The Pool on American Housewife
'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 on American Housewife
'A rambunctious collection of desperate housewives stories written by the helmstress of Twitter's @WhatIDoAllDay'
Grazia on American Housewife
'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 on American Housewife
'Best of New Books'
Grazia on American Housewife
About the Author
Publication date9th February 2017
More books by Helen Ellis
Author 'Like for Like'
PublisherScribner UK an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
CategoriesModern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
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