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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Originally published in Great Britain as Hey Yeah Right Get a Life by Jonathan Cape , an imprint of Random House UK , London , in 2000 , and in hardcover in the United States as Getting a Life by Alfred A. Knopf , a division of Random ...
“ Um , I thought just for those weeks before summer I'd get the house straight , it's only two hours in the morning . And a half , ” said Dorrie in a defensive rush . “ Collect my thoughts . If there are any .
“ The money's fine , the job's great , but I find the stress is getting to me . I get that hyped up sometimes I don't know what to do with myself . ' ' You know fine well that's an occupational hazard in jobs like ours , big hitters in ...
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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