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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asked Nicola , intrigued despite herself . She loved management issues . ... It would have been like asking an audience where half the guests were black to sit and laugh at racist jokes . You wouldn't call that a sense - of - humor ...
she asked . “ Because of what I could do for you ? ” “ Obviously not , ” he said with some truculence . There was silence . He looked her straight in the eye . “ No , ” he said . " Good , ” she said , and went and lay beside him on the ...
asked Holly at last , staring at her with a certain loss of focus . “ I'm on the side of love and happiness , ” said Lois tactfully . “ So how's William these days ? ” asked Holly , ordering another half - liter of wine without ...
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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