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How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman

How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
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Author:  Emma Chapman

ISBN:  9781447216186

Weight:  990g

Signed, lined and publication
dated first edition, first printing

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How to Be a Good Wife – Emma Chapman

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 and Hector have been married for a long time – so long that she finds it difficult to remember her life before him.  He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife.

But when Hector comes home with a secret, their ordered domestic life begins to unravel.  In the shadows there is a blonde girl that only Marta can see.  And she is trying to tell her something…

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.  It’s an accomplished debut from a writer who shows insight and emotional power.

Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies

Bibliographic Data
Title:How to Be a Good Wife
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Black boards with with metallic, electric blue author and title text on spine.
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine – some light pushing to spine ends.
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Lined:Yes – “I have failed him again…”
Dated:Yes – 03.01.2013 (publication date)
Book Stats
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Imprint:Picador
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9781447216186
ISBN 10:1447216180
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:272
H x W x D:224 x 143 x 30mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Claire Weir
Jacket photo:Gary Isaacs / Trevillion Images

Collectors Notes

  • How to Be a Good Wife is Emma Chapman’s debut novel.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Emma Chapman’s website.  This is a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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