Author: Marieke Bigg
Publisher: Cinder House
Staff Pick! Emma says...
“People liked the life I showed them. The Stepford Wife, that's how they knew me. And my brand really did say it all, who I was - housewifery was my rebellion.”
Waiting for Ted is written from the perspective of an Instagram tradwife, exiled from her upper class family home after moving in with her working class partner, Ted. Rosalind waits for Ted to come home, readying herself with essential oils, lotions, powders and scents for his return. Cracks in the relationship and cracks in dried foundation deepen throughout the book, as episodic reflections illuminate fractures within the British class system, postmodern feminism and suburban living. This first person account of a broken relationship becomes increasingly unhinged, fluctuating between paranoia, egotism, delusion, denial and acceptance.