Getting a life : stories (eBook, 2002) []
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Getting a life : stories

Getting a life : stories

Author: Helen Simpson
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002, ©2000.
Series: Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage Contemporaries edView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
short stories
Short stories
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Simpson, Helen, 1957-
Getting a life.
New York : Vintage Books, 2002, ©2000
(DLC) 01090388
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Simpson
ISBN: 9780307426017 0307426017
OCLC Number: 780182753
Notes: Originally published: Hey yeah right, get a life. London : Jonathan Cape, 2000.
Description: 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents: Golden apples --
Cafe Society --
Getting a life --
Millenium blues --
Burns and the bankers --
Opera --
Cheers --
Wurstigkeit --
Hurrah for the Hols.
Series Title: Vintage Contemporaries Ser.
Responsibility: by Helen Simpson.


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It's a brilliant, painful, funny and courageous book -- Esther Freud * Guardian * Simply tremendous... She is a witch, with the surest hand in contemporary fiction -- Philip Hensher * Spectator * Her Read more...

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