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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At this point , Sally and Frances give up . With a scraping of chairs and a flailing of coats , they wordlessly heave themselves and Ben and his paraphernalia up to the the counter , and pay , and go . They won't try that again in a ...
The urge — indeed , the necessity — to give everything , to throw herself on the bonfire , had been shocking , but now it was starting to wear off . Back in the warmth of her side of the bed she lay listening to Max's breathing ...
“ They don't give a fig ? ” I offered . “ They don't give a fuck ! ” cried Keith Mannion , laughing heartily . “ They don't give a flying fuck ! ” “ Your way is better , I think , ” said Herr Mangelkammer , honoring me with a nod ...
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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