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 would never be like her mother , making timetables and lists and endless arrangements , lost forever in a forest of twitching detail with her tense talk of juggling and her self - importance about her precious job and her joyless ...
and waited at the edge of the playground for the release of their offspring “ I can't tell you anything about Wednesday until Monday , ” said Thomas's mother to a woman named Marion . A note had been sent back in each child's reading ...
The poet's mother Agnes had been the eldest of six , and when she was ten her mother had died , first telling Agnes that she must look after her little brothers and sisters . Not much later Agnes was courted by a ploughman , the two of ...
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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