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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Down along the suburban pleasantness of Miniver Road the pavements were shaded by fruit trees , and the front gardens of the little Edwardian villas smiled back at her with early lilac , bushes of crimson flowering currant and the ...
By your children . By yourself . She wanted to smash the kitchen window . She wanted to hurt herself . Her ghost was out there in the garden , the ghost from her freestanding past . If she kept up this business 62 Getting a Life.
fully , nose to tail , as they descend over southwest London , giving panoramic views of the individual boathouses , Putney Bridge , the green spaces of the Hurlingham Club and Fulham Palace gardens , straining and whining as they ...
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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