Hey Yeah Right Get A Life (Paperback)Helen Simpson (author)
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Helen Simpson's third collection is a bold, honest exploration of the trials and the rewards of motherhood.
'Her stories are - for those who, like me, recognise the truth in every word - like a reprieve... Sharp, poetic and marvellously witty' Kate Kellaway, Observer
Here are tales of a highflyer stuck at an interminable Burns Night celebration, increasingly aware of the babysitter waiting for her at home; an exhausted mother longing for adult conversation but whose son unwittingly precludes it; and a teenage girl whose fraught encounter with a harried mum of one brings newfound appreciation for her own capable mother of four. Most strikingly of all we meet Dorrie, whose efforts to calm her tinderbox of a family leave her struggling to contain her own emotions.
Hey Yeah Right Get a Life is a singular achievement: relatable, perceptive and utterly poignant.
'It's a brilliant, painful, funny and courageous book' Esther Freud, Guardian
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm
Simply tremendous... She is a witch, with the surest hand in contemporary fiction -- Philip Hensher * Spectator *
Her limpid, chaste, luscious fiction describes real lives -- John Lancaster * Daily Telegraph *
Her stories are - for those who, like me, recognise the truth in every word - like a reprieve... Sharp, poetic and marvellously witty -- Kate Kellaway * Observer *
Motherhood has long been a subscription-only sort of subject. Helen Simpson has found a way to tell it, and I hope that people beyond the constituency margins are listening -- Rachel Cusk * Evening Standard *
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