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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“ I'll put some special oil in your bath tonight . ” His chest was like a huge warm baroque pearl . She satined the side of her face against it for a moment . “ When are you going to stop wearing nappies at night ?
Donna , recently divorced , hopes to fly to Tonga for a seafood feast on the night , if she can sort out the trouble with the Air Miles people ; then on to Samoa . Christine is hoping to dodge across the dateline on Concorde so that she ...
... and her voice was surprisingly loud and clear . “ Behind every successful woman is ... what ? That is the question I'd like to consider this Burns Night . ” Here we go , thought Nicola . What every woman III Burns and the Bankers.
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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