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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Look after yourself , thought Dorrie as she walked her children home , holding her daughter's hand as she skipped and pulled at her . She glanced down at her hand holding Maxine's , plastic shopping bags of vegetables over her wrist ...
... Janine realized that they had not been out on their own together that year . The music of Elysium came creeping in through her ears , slow , sublime , holding and catching her breath until she sighed deeply and shifted in her ...
“ Come in for a hug , ” said Dorrie , holding out her arm to them , and they all five stood rocking by the side of the road locked in an untidy squawking clump . “ You're looking well , ” said Max , gazing at her that evening across the ...
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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