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 women I see in the course of a day , thought Dorrie , and it's women only ( except Max at the end of the day ) , we can't really exchange more than a sentence or two of any interest because of our children , the noise ...
Well , you , of course , ” said Max , swallowing a big forkful of chop , his eyes bulging . He hurried on . “ Robin starts at nursery after Easter , Maxine's nearly finished there , and Martin's doing fine at school full - time now .
“ Of course not , ” said Dorrie . “ You work too hard . Don't be silly . No , I meant you do all the work that gets somewhere and gives you something to show for the effort and pulls in money , but the work I do doesn't seem to get ...
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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