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The Resource American housewife : stories, Helen Ellis

American housewife : stories, Helen Ellis

Label
American housewife : stories
Title
American housewife
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Helen Ellis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
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
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2016
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2016
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10457255
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Helen
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Femininity
  • Revenge
  • Short stories, American
Target audience
adult
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stories
Label
American housewife : stories, Helen Ellis
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dead doormen
  • Pageant protection
  • Take it from cats
  • My novel is brought to you by the good people at Tampax
  • 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
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780385541039
Lccn
2015021779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20160118-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826896
  • (OCoLC)910826896
  • 423053
  • 431654
Label
American housewife : stories, Helen Ellis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Dead doormen
  • Pageant protection
  • Take it from cats
  • My novel is brought to you by the good people at Tampax
  • 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
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
188 pages
Isbn
9780385541039
Lccn
2015021779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20160118-074
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn910826896
  • (OCoLC)910826896
  • 423053
  • 431654

Library Locations

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      3000 Macon Road, Columbus , GA, 31906, US
      32.4772 -84.9441
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      5689 Armour Road, Columbus, GA, 31909, US
      32.528633 -84.953102
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