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Peter Carey's first novel and first Miles Franklin winner, Bliss remains a work ahead of its time. 

It takes dying during a heart attack for Harry Joy to realise that the life he thought was happy is actually hellish. His wife is a cheat, his kids are a source of shame, his company spruiks carcinogens. 

While Harry is resuscitated, he will never be the same, for, having seen his own misery, he can no longer deny the injustice around him. But before he can be redeemed, a whole new perdition awaits him in this darkly funny and prescient fable about the idiocy of defiling nature.

©1981 Peter Carey; produced by arrangement with Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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boring

painfully boring and not even well written. Lacks substance and insight. not a great critique of advertising -- if that's what it's supposed to be