Released on 03 January 2013.

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How to Be a Good Wife

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2014 Long-listed

Waverton Good Read Award

2013 Long-listed

International Dylan Thomas Prize


I know what my husband would say: that I have too much time on my hands; that I need to keep myself busy. That I need to take my medication. Empty nest syndrome, he tells his friends at the pub, his mother. He’s always said I have a vivid imagination.

Marta has been married to Hector for longer than she can remember. She has always tried hard to be a good wife.

But now Hector has come home with a secret. And Marta is beginning to imagine – or revisit – a terrifying truth . . .