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Publication date: 17.03.2015
ISBN: 9781447280828
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Hausfrau is the exceptional debut novel from the prize-winning American poet, Jill Alexander Essbaum. 'The Book that will have everyone talking' Cosmopolitan

Anna Benz, an American in her late-thirties, lives with her Swiss husband, Bruno - a banker - and their three young children, in a postcard-perfect suburb of Zürich.

Though she leads a comfortable life, she is falling apart inside. Adrift and increasingly unable to connect with Bruno, or even her own feelings, Anna tries to rouse herself with new experiences: German language classes, Jungian analysis, and a series of sexual affairs she enters with an ease that surprises her.

But she soon finds that she can't easily extract herself from these relationships. Having crossed a moral threshold, Anna will discover where a woman goes when there is no going back . . .

In the media

The ghost of Anna Karenina haunts the poet Jill Alexander Essbaum's debut, Hausfrau
Harper’s Bazaar, Ones to Watch
The ghost of Anna Karenina haunts the poet Jill Alexander Essbaum's debut, Hausfrau
Harper’s Bazaar, Ones to Watch
Haunting . . . Beautifully written, the ennui of its Anna Karenina-esque heroine's deceptively perfect life as a Swiss housewife seeps from every page
Best books of 2015, Harper’s Bazaar