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 smiled at Nicola , who was wearing a black crepe trouser suit , and her eyes showed disapproval mixed with shyness and fear . “ So , Nicola ! ” boomed Torquil . “ When was it exactly , the last time we had the pleasure of seeing you ...
... he smiled falsely back . Susan was smart and chirpy , as Nicola remembered , but not very deep . Also she was a full - time mother of the sort who drew their skirts away when Nicola approached , while exuding a neediness to freeze ...
And yet I stood between big Isobel and the little salesgirl and we all smiled at the mirror , even Isobel , that expert shopping smile . The dress was made for me . The salesgirl held up her fingertips in some cabalistic continental ...
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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