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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
A collection of stories featuring conventional, if ruthless, housewives features a rigged reality television show, a unique book club initiation ritual, and the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop
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
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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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