The Stepford Wives

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HarperCollins, May 25, 2004 - Fiction - 208 pages
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All the beautiful people live in the idyllic village of Stepford, Connecticut, an affluent suburban Eden populated with successful, satisfied hubbys and their beautiful, dutiful wives. For Joanna Eberhart, a recent arrival with her husband and two children, it all seems too perfect to be true -- from the sweet, accommodating Welcome Wagon lady to all those cheerful, friendly faces in the supermarket checkout lines. But just beneath the town's flawless surface, something is sordid and wrong -- something abominable with roots in the local Men's Association. And it may already be too late for Joanna to save herself from being devoured by Stepford's hideous perfection.

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Ira Levin was born and lives in New York City. His novels -- A Kiss Before Dying, Rosemary’s Baby, This Perfect Day, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil, and Sliver -- have all been international bestsellers. Mr. Levin also wrote the longest-running thriller in Broadway history, Deathtrap, and the lyrics of the Barbra Streisand classic "He Touched Me." A two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe Award, he recently received the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for lifetime achievement.

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