Bliss (Vintage International) by Peter Carey

By Peter Carey

For thirty-nine years Harry pleasure has been the indispensable reliable man. yet one morning Harry has a center assault on his suburban entrance garden, and, for the gap of 9 mins, he turns into a lifeless man. And even supposing he's resuscitated, he'll by no means be a similar. For, as Peter Carey makes abundantly transparent during this darkly humorous novel, demise is typically an important prelude to genuine life.
half The Wizard of Oz, half Dante's Inferno, and half Australian Book of the Dead, Bliss is a triumph of uninhibited storytelling from a author of extravagan presents.

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