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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Time Management and You ” ; “ Doormat Etiquette : Are You Too Nice ? ” Am I too nice ? thought Dorrie . They even took that away . “ Nice ” here meant weak and feeble , she knew what it meant . “ Nice ” was now an insult , whereas ...
I'm sorry I didn't manage to make myself look nice , ” said Dorrie . “ You look nice . Anyway , it's six pounds an hour . It's like sitting in a taxi . ” Max was big and warm , sitting relaxed like a sportsman after the game , but his ...
nation Chicken in the first interval , if you could call it an interval , then not - very - nice blueberry cheesecake in the second one and no time to finish your coffee . This is much nicer , ” she said , turning to Janine with a ...
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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