Today is the fourth anniversary of Gudrun’s Tights. I had to double-check the date because it feels so much longer than four years – and not in a bad way. I’ve been a bit lax in blogging so far in 2015, but I’m always grateful to know that I have this space to return to when I want to discuss books, reading, England, and all my other passions with my lovely blog friends.
In past years I’ve given away classic novels for my blog birthday but this year I am giving away a contemporary novel that really feels like a classic and truly captured my reading imagination. In Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum, Anna Benz lives a life that so many can only dream of – she has a beautiful home in Switzerland, a handsome, responsible husband and three lovely children . Yet something is missing and so she has sex with strangers as an attempt to spark a flame in her empty heart. When her bad choices finally demand a consequence, her cultivated solitude and passivity leave her no where to turn. This is a blunt, sympathetic and haunting look into the heart of a modern housewife.
If you’d like to enter to win a copy of this most unsettling and memorable novel please fill out this form. The giveaway will close on Thursday, April 30, at 11:59 pm PST. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, May 1.
Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great week!