The Housewife and the Assassin

The Housewife and the Assassin Augusta Gray is a happilly married housewife in Marin County Callifornia devoted to her two girls and her husband Duke But recently Augusta has grown afraid to venture alone into the world outside

  • Title: The Housewife and the Assassin
  • Author: Susan Trott
  • ISBN: 9780060971182
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Paperback
  • Augusta Gray is a happilly married housewife in Marin County, Callifornia, devoted to her two girls and her husband, Duke But recently Augusta has grown afraid to venture alone into the world outside her house so she concocts a plan that will cure her strange phobia and, perhaps improve her marriage She decides to write an international jogging book.Despite Duke s initiaAugusta Gray is a happilly married housewife in Marin County, Callifornia, devoted to her two girls and her husband, Duke But recently Augusta has grown afraid to venture alone into the world outside her house so she concocts a plan that will cure her strange phobia and, perhaps improve her marriage She decides to write an international jogging book.Despite Duke s initial ridicule, Augusta seriously takes up running and begins her book She discovers she loves to run and while doing so also discovers Daniel, an old friend, a merchant sailor who, when ashore, is also a runner He becomes her lover Someone doesn t like it.Unaware of her impending doom, Augusta grapples eagerly with her transformation into athlete unfaithful wife She notices the presence in her new life of a mysterious red haired man Ephraim Johnstone, Augusta s pursuer, is the assassin young, brilliant, complicated, and without peer in his profession He is alarmed to discover that a mere housewife is proving to be the most difficult target of his career.Library Jounal writes, This novel is full of good things, all of hem new Trott is sly and her stylee is amusingly idiosyncratic A must

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    1. I was expecting a book that tried to capture the spirit of an era ('70s revolutions and dictatorships) with artistic flourish and philosophical depth.Uhis is actually a book about an assassin and a housewife. Literally. If there were 'deeper issues' addressed, Imissed them. On the one hand, the characters were thoroughly realistic, including the assassin, (callous, brutal, without remorse) and I thought the author did her best to confound audience expectations in making her subjects real. In oth [...]

    2. It's been a good 15 years since I last read a Susan Trott, and the only good thing about that is there's now an even larger back catalog to look forward to. I can't say I'd forgotten how fun her tales of quirky characters at cross-purposes are, but I had forgotten just how very, very good they are. I need to remember to recommend her (especially to locals) more often.

    3. Loved all of Susan Trott's work, she has quite an imagination and a fantastic story teller. All fun reads!

    4. Why is this book so hard to find and so relatively unknown? It's a romp, an absolute joy of a read. And it's aged very well -- I was startled to learn it was published in 1979.

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