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American Housewife - Stories

Helen Ellis

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Description:

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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathleen McInerney, Lisa Cordileone, Dorothy Dillingham Blue, Rebecca Lowman

Length:

3h 46m


Chapters

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04:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:23


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:57


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

09:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:18


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:27


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:30


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:18


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:53


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:58


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:27


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:11


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:31