Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 9780571249749
No of pages: 368

Other Editions: Paperback Paperback



The first novel by Peter Carey, published originally in 1981.

For thirty-nine years Harry Joy has been the quintessential good guy. But one morning Harry has a heart attack in his front garden, and for nine minutes he becomes a dead guy. Although he is resuscitated, he will never be the same. Bliss is an astonishing, darkly funny novel which explores how death can be a necessary prelude to life.


Categorised as: Fiction
Sub-categories: General Fiction
Places: Australia
Genres & Themes: Outsiders; Eccentrics; Faber Firsts
Awards & Prizes: Miles Franklin Award - Winner

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