American Housewife

Author(s): Helen Ellis

Short Stories

Meet the women of American Housewife...
They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyoncé 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.
Vicious, fresh and darkly hilarious, American Housewife is a collection of stories for anyone who has ever wondered what really goes on behind the façades of the housewives of America...

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Helen Ellis is behind the anonymous 'American Housewife' twitter account (@WhatIDoAllDay) which she credits for getting her into writing stories. In 2012 she began submitting some of her stories to literary magazines and each was plucked out of slush and published in various online and print journals including The Rumpus, The Normal School, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Five Chapters.

General Fields

  • : 9781471153792
  • : Simon + Schuster UK
  • : Scribner UK
  • : January 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Ellis
  • : Hardback
  • : 1602
  • : en
  • : 813.6
  • : 208