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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Back in the warmth of her side of the bed she lay listening to Max's breathing , and the clink and wheezing protest of a milk float , then the first front doors slamming as the trainee accountants and solicitors set off for the station ...
Unfortunately this had had a side effect — tinnitus — which is slowly driving her up the wall . Sometimes this new ringing in her ears changes pitch , as now , and turns into a high silvery singing noise with a squeak to it like the ...
Thank you for lending me your handkerchief , ” she said to Nigel Perkins as they clapped on steadily , side by side . “ I sometimes get a bit swept away when I go to the “ My wife can't handle champagne either , ” he said .
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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