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 grabbed Martin as he shot past and started to strip off his nightclothes . “ No ! ” he yelled , and tore himself free , running off trouserless . He was as quick as she was slow . It was like wading through mud after dragonflies .
“ And it hasn't even started yet , ” said lain . “ Here , let me pour you a glass . White or red ? Have you been to a Burns Night before ? No , well , there are a lot of speeches , I can warn you , so you'll be glad of a glass in front ...
I caught my breath , and started to feel bouncy and oxygenated , airy and greedy . My eyes lusted around all over the place . The colors teased and tingled and clashed like music , while the walls receded into velvety darkness .
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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