Hey Yeah Right Get a Life

Hey Yeah Right Get a Life

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Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9781446413647
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage Digital
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 178
Weight: -1g