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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All across Cator Park trees stood cold and fabulous , elaborately naked in their diamonds . Crack troops flashing silver from the windows of nearby houses charged into their leafless branches and ended up in smithereens .
A forest of trees stood shining in their front - room havens , winking their fairy lights at her as she stood out on the pavement . Round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran . The rooms which sheltered them would be balmy with spice ...
The three children stood round looking at them with big smug smiles , beaming with satisfaction . “ Come in for a hug , ” said Dorrie , holding out her arm to them , and they all five stood rocking by the side of the road locked in an ...
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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