• How to Be a Good Wife

    How to Be a Good Wife (Paperback) By (author) Emma Chapman

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    Description"HOW TO BE A GOOD WIFE" BY EMMA CHAPMAN IS A HAUNTING LITERARY DEBUT ABOUT A WOMAN WHO BEGINS HAVING VISIONS THAT MAKE HER QUESTION EVERYTHING SHE KNOWS Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after college. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember her life before Hector. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife--as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember--or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself. The girl is growing more real every day, and she wants something.

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    How to Be a Good Wife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Emma Chapman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781250054456
    ISBN 10: 1250054451

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
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    DC21: 823.92
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    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: 823.92
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
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    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5JA
    Picador USA
    Imprint name
    Picador USA
    Publication date
    04 November 2014
    Author Information
    Emma Chapman was born in 1985 and grew up in Manchester, England. She studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, followed by a Masters in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London. After university, she travelled solo in Scandinavia, where she learned to camp, bathe in fjords, and carry everything she needed. She is currently living in Perth, Western Australia. "How To Be a Good Wife "is her first novel.
    Review quote
    "An accomplished debut from a writer who shows insight and emotional power."--Hilary Mantel, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies ""[An] extraordinary book...Chapman has written a brilliant twist."--"The New York Times Book Review ""On the surface the book is a highly competent, creepy little chiller, but beneath, like a silent, bolted, and half-dark room, there's a much bigger, equally disconcerting story about the nature of feminine experience."--Hilary Mantel, "New York Times"-winning author of author of "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies ""[The] claustrophobic, interior-driven narrative harks back to Charlotte Perkins Gilman's disturbing feminist classic" The Yellow Wallpaper," or even Ibsen's "A Doll's House.""--"The Guardian" (London) "[A] chilling debut...Chapman excels at creating tension and suspense."--"Publishers Weekly """How To Be a Good Wife" is at once claustrophobic, startling and hauntingly beautiful. It's that amazing, awful kind of book that will stay with you long after you wish it would let you go."--Liza Klaussmann, author of "Tigers in Red Weather ""A compelling, twisty tale of deception and distrust. Beautifully written, and very clever."--Elizabeth Haynes, author of "Into the Darkest Corner"