Hey Yeah Right Get a Life

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Jonathan Cape, 2000 - 178 страница
"A string of linked stories about millennial women at work, at home and on holiday. These ten stories display a multiplicity of London life glimpsed from buses, trains and the occasional taxi, with the Thames as a diamond-dusted ribbon seen from an aeroplane coming into Heathrow; also from behind buggyloads of babies, and from suburban back gardens with their barbecues and dawn revelations. There are wine-fuelled confidences between two teachers in a Polish cafe in South Kensington, waves of grief and rudeness during a performance of Orphee at Covent Garden, and a dreadful anniversary dinner for a timber merchant and his wife somewhere in south London. There is a corporate Burns Night in a Mayfair hotel where poetry and money collide catastrophically, and an enormous air disaster which starts by destroying the glasshouses at Kew and ends by obliterating the placid domestic streets for miles around. One woman passes on the secret of wurstigkeit to another in a shopping trip of unbridled sensuousness in the heart of Spitalfields. Seventeen-year-old Jade Beaumont walks towards the jewelled narrative of her future, fiercely resolved not to be like her mother Nicola, who has a succes

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Here is upper-middle-class London and the people who populate it. The women in these stories struggle with decisions in marriage, parenting, and life. Sometimes I felt that enough was enough, but then ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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Коментар посетиоца странице  - cinesnail88 - LibraryThing

Going into this, I was fairly sure it wasn't exactly my style, but I always love a set of short stories, no matter how atrocious. As I began to get into the lives of the many intertwining characters ... Прочитајте целу рецензију

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