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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The earth continued to turn round the sun , but only just , it seemed . Never before in all its history had the planet's atmosphere been so heavily matted with information about everything , so clotted with flashes and scoops and ...
“ Like your good self , Donald , ” remarked lain . ... from the literati in Edinburgh to the farm laborers and maidservants for miles around , ” continued Donald mildly . “ Highland Mary dies in childbirth , his wean of course .
Then she continued , less guarded because she liked this man , “ I mean , I was tempted during my third pregnancy to take some time off . Charlie was seriously worried about the mortgage , I can tell I'd had a bad run of nannies .
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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