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Title:In-Flight Entertainment
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Jonathan Cape
ISBN:0224089641
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Number of Pages:144
Category:Short stories, Fiction, Unfinished, Literary fiction, Environment

In-Flight Entertainment by Helen Simpson

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC In-Flight Entertainment Short stories of lives in transition fear of death commitment and environmental threats Alan upgraded to a first class airline seat overhears a trapped squirrel tale A boy contemplates a parallel life Newly deaf Patrick re examines his life with a supernatural hearing aid Two old friends waiting to heckle look back at lives with joy and regret

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Motherhood: Vintage Minis, In-Flight Entertainment, A Bunch of Fives, Four Bare Legs in a Bed, Constitutional, Cockfosters, Dear George And Other Stories, The London Ritz Book of Afternoon Tea, Getting a Life, In the Driver's Seat
Hilarious dark and thoroughly entertaining b Getting a Life b 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 br 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 i wants to i firmly to one side, Welcome to motherhood a land of aching fatigue constant self sacrifice and thankless servitude a land of bottomless devotion small hands and feet like warm pink roses and velvet kisses Here is a land where men and women once carefree and engrossed in work and sex now try to solve age old arguments and search fruitlessly for another hour in the day Perhaps you know this land well or perhaps you re entering it for the first time either way you need these honest sharply funny humane stories from an expert guide br br Selected from Helen Simpson s short story collections i Dear George Hey Yeah Right Get a Life i and i Constitutional i br br b VINTAGE MINIS GREAT MINDS BIG IDEAS LITTLE BOOKS b br br A series of short books by the world s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human br br For the full list of books visit vintageminis co uk br br Also in the Vintage Minis series br i Language i by Xiaolu Guo br i Fatherhood i by Karl Ove Knausgaard br i Eating i by Nigella Lawson br i Drinking i by John Cheever, Short stories about mixed blessings of independence and marriage sex and babies, Charting tantrums funerals pregnancy war and love affairs these stories unroll with piercing wit and sympathy One woman finds grief for her lost lover is assuaged by involvement in some carpentry repair work Another grows increasingly angry as the grim reaper scythes through her circle with farcical and tragic results br br Elsewhere a foreign correspondent receives an unwanted ultimatum a south London builder avenges the duping of his adored mother and a chlorinated changing room encounter brings about a much needed break with the past And in the title story a circular walk on Hampstead Heath leads to revelations involving feats of memory a Shakespearian heroine crossword clues nonagenarians and new life