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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As far as she could tell , his speech had had nothing at all to do with Burns . At least it didn't go on as long as the one before . Now it was drawing to a close with a joke for the bankers . “ ' Och , this way of life is all fine and ...
Charlie was seriously worried about the mortgage , I can tell I'd had a bad run of nannies . I'd missed all Jade's sports days and prize - givings that year because of work . But as soon as the scan showed it was twins , that did it .
Why couldn't he tell me that before , she wondered . I know why , he thinks it's a competition and he's failed . So that's what it is , she thought , relieved after all the silence ; though of course it was terrible .
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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