Bliss

Bliss

by Peter Carey

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Overview

Bliss was Peter Carey's astonishing first novel - a fast-moving extravaganza, both funny and gripping, about a man who, recovering from death, is convinced that he is in Hell. For the first time in his life, Harry Joy sees the world as it really is and takes up a notebook to explore and notate the true nature of the Underworld.

As in his stories and some of his later novels, it is Peter Carey's achievement in Bliss to create a brilliant but totally believable fusion of ordinary experience with the crazier fantasies of the mind. This powerful and original novel is a love story about a man who misunderstands the world so totally that he almost gets it right.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679767190
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Series: Vintage International Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.67(d)

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.

Date of Birth:

May 7, 1943

Place of Birth:

Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Australia

Education:

Monash University (no degree)

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