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Getting a Life: Stories

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780375724978
Author(s): Helen Simpson
Format: Paperback
Year: 2002
Edition: 0002nd
Publisher: Vintage
Dimensions: 132 x 204 x 14 (w x l x h)
Pages: 208
Series: Vintage Contemporaries (Paperback)

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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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