Catherine McLean Freelance Writer

Expat's time in Zurich inspires racy novel

Published August 4, 2015 in

Zurich’s high standard of living makes it a popular destination for expats, but linguistic and cultural hurdles can make for a lonely and alienating existence for trailing spouses, as depicted in Jill Alexander Essbaum’s erotically-charged novel Hausfrau.

Hausfrau — the German word for housewife — is the story of Anna, an attractive American married to a Credit Suisse banker whose life as the mother of three in Switzerland takes an adulterous turn when illicit sex becomes a way to combat boredom.

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