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Housewife Down
Housewife Down
Author: Alison Penton Harper
ISBN-13: 9780330441209
ISBN-10: 0330441205
Publication Date: 9/16/2005
Pages: 320
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Publisher: Pan
Book Type: Paperback
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"Preparing dinner for her husband's colleagues, nervous, & listening to a woman complain about domestic slavery on the radio, Helen Robbins hits the bottle hard. For 15 yrs she has lived a life of suburban predictability w/ Robert, bending to his boorish demands & allowing her once vital, independent spirit to retreat into the safe cage of mundane, dutiful routine. Over dinner that evening she decides to throw off her role of domestic angel & hit him where it hurts: she dares to criticize his driving. Riled by his wife's comments, an irate Robert sets out the next morning to prove himself & is killed in a freak accident. Helen's life is about to be transformed. As she rekindles relationships w/ old friends & close family, Helen discovers again the excitement of her former world. Tentatively stepping back into the fold, imbued w/ a new sense of power & adventure, she discovers for the 1st time the possibility of a relationshi on her own terms -- as well as certain thrills she never quite believed possible. And the surprises are only just beginning..." (from the back cover)