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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Martin watched with interest , nibbling his nails . “ He's making me feel sad , Mum , ” commented Maxine . “ I feel like crying now too . " “ So do I , ” said Dorrie grimly . “ What's all the noise ? " demanded Max , striding into the ...
She'd watched a documentary on stars last night , about how the earth is long overdue a collision with an asteroid or comet , just like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs . She had also learned from this program that a Grand Cross of ...
We turned and watched as a pair of cowry - trimmed chaparejos was wrapped in silver tissue paper . “ They are smart but casual , ” pronounced the beautiful boy who was wrapping them . “ Yeah yeah , ” said Isobel rudely .
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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