Housewife with a Half-Life
By A.B. Wells
The housewife’s answer to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy! Susan Strong is a suburban housewife who is literally disintegrating. When Fairly Dave, a kilt-sporting spaceman arrives through the shower head to warn her, she knows things are serious. When she and her precocious four year old twins, Pluto and Rufus, get sucked through Chilled Foods into another universe it gets even messier. Where household appliances are alive and dangerous, Geezers have Entropy Hoovers and the Spinner’s Cataclysmic convertor could rip reality apart, Susan Strong is all that’s holding the world together.
In this madcap, feel-good adventure, Susan and Fairly Dave travel alternate universes to find Susan’s many selves, dodge the Geezers and defeat evil memory bankers. From dystopian landscapes and chicken dinners, to Las Vegas and bubble universes, can Susan Strong reintegrate her bits and will it be enough to save us all?
What is a housewife to do when she becomes 42? Write a book about life, the universe and everything. A.B.Wells is the living embodiment of chaos theory, being the mother of four children, three of whom are that particularly alien species called boys. As Alison Wells her more literary writing has been shortlisted in the prestigious Bridport, Fish and Hennessy Awards and she’s been published in a wide variety of anthologies and e-zines, including the Higgs Boson Anthology by Year Zero, Metazen and The View from Here, Voices of Angels by Bridgehouse and the flash fiction anthology Jawbreakers. She blogs for writing.ie in the guest blog: Random Acts of Optimism. One of the as yet unsolved mysteries of the universe is whether the B in A. B. Wells stands for barmy or brilliant.
In her former life she worked, among other things, as a clerk like Albert Einstein, as a technical writer and before that studied psychology and communications where, in the college library James Gleick’s book Chaos fell on her head. Her ambitions include a desire to travel to see the Northern Lights and to really travel with Dr Who’s David Tennant in a Tardis.
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