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Title:
American housewife : stories
Author:
Ellis, Helen., author.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Short stories. Selections
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : [Penguin], 2016.
Physical Description:
xi, 188 pages ; 20 cm
Summary:
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. --Publisher
Language:
English
Contents:
What I do all day -- The wainscoting war -- Dumpster diving with the stars -- Southern lady code -- Hello! Welcome to the book club -- The fitter -- How to be a grown-ass lady -- How to be a patron of the arts -- Dead doormen -- Pageant protection -- Take it from cats -- My novel is brought to you by the good people at Tampax.
ISBN:
9780385541039

9781101970997
Format :
Book