Getting a Life: Stories
Vintage Books, 2002 - 208 страница
Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life.
An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two old friends get tipsy at a small cafe and end up revealing more than they intended. In a boutique so exclusive that entrance requires a password, a frazzled careerwoman explores the anesthetizing effect of highly impractical clothing. And in the mesmerizing title story, a mother of three takes life one day at a time, while pushing the ominous question of whether she wants to firmly to one side.
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Jade gasped fastidiously and stepped back . “ Maybe we should get her indoors , ” suggested the woman , her hand on Jade's arm . “ It's that house there across the road . ” “ I don't think— ” started Jade . “ The baby , oh the baby !
Jade sat down beside it and traced her initials in this yolk - yellow dust with her fingertip . “ I used to love gardening , ” said the woman , seeing this . “ But there's no time now . I've got an Apple up in the spare room , I try to ...
suggested Jade . “ He's in Leeds , " said the woman . “ Or is it Manchester . Oh dear . ” “ Ha , ” said Jade . You'd think it was the fifties , men roaming the world while the women stayed indoors . The personal was the political ...
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GETTING A LIFEКоментар посетиоца странице - Kirkus
A third collection from Somerset Maugham-winner Simpson (Four Bare Legs in a Bed, 1992, etc.): nine bitter stories, many loosely interconnected, about upper-middle-class British women overburdened by ... Прочитајте целу рецензију