Hey Yeah Right Get A Life Paperback / softback
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, ObserverHere 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
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/07/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099284222
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