American Housewife: Stories

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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.

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An Amazon Best Book of January 2016: The Stepford Wives or Real Housewives of any city are no match for Helen Ellis’ ladies who not only lunch and rule book club with an iron fist, but also dumpster dive. American Housewife is a razor-sharp collection of a dozen stories about women who might be a little cracked, but in a way that totally makes sense somehow...Who hasn’t wanted to wage an all-out war with her neighbor over shared lobby décor? When the niceties fall away it’s all about guerrilla tactics and for the reader that’s straight-up hilarious. Writers, a poker player, southern ladies, and a sociopath all unknowingly vie for the mantle of best loved character and together this is a stand out, original short story collection. I predict it will be eagerly passed around among women like a tray of the best deviled eggs you’ve ever made. --Seira Wilson

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HELEN ELLIS is the acclaimed author of Eating the Cheshire Cat. She is a poker player who competes on the national tournament circuit. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City.

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