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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But , he thought wildly , neither could he bear being sentenced to living death . Things were going to have to be different . She couldn't carry on malingering round the house like this . It wasn't fair . She shouldn't expect .
I'm in the middle of my life , thought Nicola . I'm rooted in . I have four healthy children . She felt a wave of gratitude break over her head . Donald and Iain were gripping her hands too hard , Iain was droning away about cups o ...
be like them in five years ' time , she thought , if we carry on like this ; it's what you do every day that changes you . “ Ah leisure , ” said Christopher hastily . “ That precious commodity . We're just in the process of booking ...
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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