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ISBN: 9780812997538
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Published: Random House - March 17th, 2015

Though it may seem based in a tired plot, (bored housewife has affairs), Hausfrau is a crackling and original work. Essbaum's sharpness, originality, and vitality of imagery exploded the quiet (even quietly desperate) and mundane moments of the protagonist’s perpetual wallow, scattering the shrapnel of all too familiar images to distant corners of intellectual and emotional exploration.