Getting a Life: Stories
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18.12.2007. - 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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Stories Helen Simpson. Table of Contents Title Page Epigraph Praise GOLDEN APPLES CAFÉ SOCIETY GETTING A LIFE MILLENNIUM BLUES BURNS AND THE BANKERS OPERA CHEERS WURSTIGKEIT HURRAH FOR THE HOLS About the Author Copyright Page.
GETTING. A. LIFE. “One of the finest, funniest, bravest collections of the past decade.” —Claire Dederer, The Seattle Times “[Getting a Life] ought to establish her reputation on these shores. . . . Her quirky humor and linguistic ...
Keats was obviously so much better than the others, but you didn't get the choice of questions with him. She paused to inhale the sweet air around a philadelphus Belle Etoile, then noticed the host of tired daffodils at its feet.
Not really so very amazing, though; she'd forgotten to get petrol a couple of weeks ago, and the school run had ground to a halt. In fact some people might say downright inefficient. On the opposite side of the road, a tall girl trailed ...
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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
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