American Housewife Stories

By: Ellis, Helen

Price: $44.10

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Book Condition: Fine


188pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards. Signed by author on title page with a line saying "Vacuum Your Feelings." Book is unread, tight, clean, has a complete number line from 1-10, and is Brodart protected. Also wrote "Eating the Cheshire Cat" as well as competing on the poker national tournament circuit. Hilarious book.


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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.

Title: American Housewife Stories

Author Name: Ellis, Helen

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2016

ISBN Number: 0385541031

ISBN Number 13: 9780385541039

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002009