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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Jade felt obscurely resentful . If she ever found herself in this sort of situation — a man , babies , et cetera ; when the time came ; if . Well , he would be responsible for half the child care and half the housework . At least .
A note had been sent back in each child's reading folder the previous day announcing that the last day before half - term would finish at twelve . The women who had part - time jobs now started grumbling about this and making convoluted ...
In the last year he had been coming home later and later until it hardly seemed worth it , with eyes like fried eggs , completely unreachable , falling half clothed dead asleep beside her . He wouldn't say what it was , if it was ...
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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