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ISBN: 9780812987294
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - August 4th, 2015

Hausfrau is the harrowing, unforgettable story of Anna, an American married to a Swiss banker, living in a suburb of Zurich. Anna is unmoored, depressed and drifting through her life almost as though she were sleepwalking. Essbaum is a poet and her use of language, the choice of the perfect word, the minute interruptions in syntax that reflect Anna's unease, all amplify the anguish she feels. This is a beautiful work, one that resonates long after you finish it.