Bliss

Peter Carey (Author)
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Description

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 uninhabited storytelling from a writer of extravagant gifts.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
January 30, 1996
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.13 X 0.67 X 7.92 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780679767190
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About the Author

PETER CAREY is the author of thirteen previous novels. In addition to the Booker Prize, his honors include the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. Born in Australia, he has lived in New York City for more than twenty-five years.