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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... masquerading as “ every confidence ” in the nanny who would , perfectly reasonably , really rather be an aerobics instructor working on Legs Tums ' n'Bums . Then there was one nanny - based strappado too many ; and she cracked .
He has smilingly greeted more than half a dozen nannies and childminders in his time , and waved them good - bye with equal cheeriness . Gemma , however , was born more anxious , less spirited . She cries easily and when her mother used ...
Whenever I ache for another baby , I think about the whole nanny business and think again . One child was fine . I mean , it was too much for my husband . In the year after she was born , he said he was wilting , he no longer felt free ...
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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