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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( She knew it was technically possible to provide enough protein for young children from beans as long as these were eaten in various careful conjunctions with other beans — all to do with amino acids — but she was not wanting to plan ...
I knew I'd be back at work as soon as I could crawl out of the house . Twins ! ” “ Susan says a nanny wouldn't be the same , ” lain persisted . He was pushing it now . “ She says they want her there . ” “ Yes they'd prefer a mother at ...
I knew I hadn't been mistaken . I knew she had an eye . We were two of a kind when it came to this . She'd caught on . She was caught in . From now on she was a driven woman . Soon we had amassed enough between us to start trying on .
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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