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.
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: funny, relatable, perceptive and utterly poignant.
- 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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