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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A moment later they heard the front door slam . “ Yesss ! ” said Robin , punching the air with his dimpled fist . The bed heaved with cheers and chuckles . of a “ You shouldn't talk to Daddy like that 30 Getting a Life.
Next she pleaded and bullied through the bolted door for the woman to come out . “ All right , darling , " came the reply in conciliatory tones . “ All right . I'll get you something to eat , baby . Can I get you something to eat ?
way out that she would have to pass a wolf at the door on his way up . Outside in the cold she felt safe again . She walked on for a while past kebab bars and minicab offices , then noticed a riproaring bevy of boys at the next pub and ...
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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