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For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack on his suburban front lawn, and, for the space of nine minutes, he becomes a dead guy. And although he is resuscitated, he will never be the same. For, as Peter Carey makes abundantly clear in this darkly funny novel,death is sometimes a necessary prelude to real life.

Part The Wizard of Oz, part Dante's Inferno, and part Australian Book of the Dead, Bliss is a triumph of uninhibited storytelling froma writer of extravagant gifts.

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"Poses the biggest questions about life, death and the twilight state of existence in the weirdest way. Bliss fulminates on the toxic dangers of technology and moral compromise [and] has big, randy dreams about its hero's search for a bucolic heaven on earth." Time

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"Arresting...an icy, stealthily paced comedy. We're in the hands of an accomplished satirist [who is] very, very good." Newsweek

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"Beautiful. It is a real tribute to Peter Carey that you're scarcely aware of him....Enchanting." Los Angeles Times Book Review

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Avital, August 22, 2012 (view all comments by Avital)
Peter Carey tells you how people look, think and feel-each of these in total disharmony with the rest of it and with other people, how each trait and person keeps changing and is completely unreliable, and he even goes to the incestuous, and yet he tells you about the most common feelings of people regarding themselves and others. Some descriptions of the mindwork and of perceptions take my breath away with their accuracy.
Finished it, and now I want more peter Carey!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679767190
Author:
Carey, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage
Author:
Carey, Peter Stafford
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Near-death experiences
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Men -- Australia -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;australia;novel;death;australian fiction;australian literature;advertising;australian author;family;fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International
Series Volume:
6701
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.92x5.13x.67 in. .57 lbs.

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Product details 304 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679767190 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Poses the biggest questions about life, death and the twilight state of existence in the weirdest way. Bliss fulminates on the toxic dangers of technology and moral compromise [and] has big, randy dreams about its hero's search for a bucolic heaven on earth."
"Review" by , "Arresting...an icy, stealthily paced comedy. We're in the hands of an accomplished satirist [who is] very, very good."
"Review" by , "Beautiful. It is a real tribute to Peter Carey that you're scarcely aware of him....Enchanting."
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