After a scramble for publishing rights, 26-year-old Emma Chapman’s debut novel How to Be a Good Wife is released this month. She tells Laura Tabor how the book takes readers into the claustrophobic mind of a woman living a mundane life while coping with spectres from the past
The opening scene of How to Be a Good Wife takes place in a pretty, clean kitchen which, like the house itself, seems so ordinary, so sanitised. It is only from the point of view of Marta, a wife and mother, that we start seeing that something may not only be imperfect, but deeply and utterly wrong in this home. What, however, is wrong?
How to Be a Good Wife, published by Picador, is available now.