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By Peter Carey

For thirty-nine years Harry pleasure has been the integral 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 useless man. And even supposing he's resuscitated, he'll by no means be an identical. For, as Peter Carey makes abundantly transparent during this darkly humorous novel, loss of life is usually an important prelude to actual 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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Still, his grave expression was anything but comforting.

Around him, light intermittent flurries—the season’s first traceable snow—fell, driven by gusts reaching fifteen miles per hour. At his back, the eastern horizon slowly brightened, ushering in a late November day. The hunter wore black insulated boots, a black Gore-Tex hoodie, and thermal underwear underneath his dark blue jeans. He blended in perfectly with the flat, tarred roof of the Bronx building, and except for two eyeholes in the mask, known in military circles around the world as a balaclava, his face was completely covered, his composed expression hidden.

Even in their late twenties, the “grass is greener” issue never seemed out of bounds. Regardless of the occasion, the subject would eventually leach into their tête-à-tête—normal operating procedure for such competitive sisters. What had been a cancerous jealousy as teenagers had been reduced to a playful sibling rivalry thanks to Hatch’s objective point of view: You’re both being assholes. Get over it! Karen’s flippant remark about talent—or lack thereof—had caused a great rift in their relationship back in high school.

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