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|Ada Public Library||MAS (Text)||33500013358619||New||Available||-|
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- ISBN: 0063049589
- ISBN: 9780063049581
337 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
|General Note:||"Originally published in Australia in 2020 by Fourth Estate."--Title page verso|
|Summary, etc.:||There's something wrong with Martha, and has been for a long time. When she was seventeen a little bomb went off in her brain and she was never the same. At forty she spends days unable to get out of bed, and often alienates both strangers and her loved ones with casually cruel remarks. When her husband Patrick-- who has only ever wanted her to be happy-- moves out, she returns to her childhood home: a dilapidated townhouse in a rundown part of London, to live with her minorly important sculptor mother and her famous (but unpublished) father. Maybe, by starting over, Martha will find out that she's not quite finished after all. -- adapted from jacket|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 January #1
*Starred Review* Martha hasn't had an easy time with love, or with much of anything, really: a nebulous career, a failed "starter" marriage, and a long history of depressive moods that seem to be getting worse instead of better. Now in a second marriage, to Patrick, a friend of her cousin's that had orbited Martha's life since she was a teenager, she's convinced that with her husband's support, she can make it through her darkest days. Until those days become weeks, causing her to lash out and create a rift in her marriage she's certain can't be fixed. Exploring the multifaceted hardships of mental illness and the frustrating inaccuracy of diagnoses, medications, and treatments, Sorrow and Bliss is darkly comic and deeply heartfelt. Much like the narrator of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Martha's voice is acerbic, witty, and raw. Sydney-based author Mason (You Be Mother, 2017) plots Martha's story in a nonlinear fashion, largely working backwards to highlight the highest and lowest points of her life. By refraining from naming Martha's ultimate diagnosis, referring to it only as "â", Mason trusts the reader to imagine the full weight of it. Fans of Marian Keyes should put this on their to-read lists. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
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