Bliss Montage: Stories (Libro en Inglés)

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ISBN: 9780374293512
ISBN: 9780374293512
Editorial: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Autor: Ma, Ling
Año de edición: 2022
N° Paginas: 240
Tipo de pasta: Pasta dura
Descripción: ReviewAn Amazon Best Book of September 2022: Ling Ma, the author of the best-selling Severance, returns with a story collection that pushes the boundaries of reality to expose the nuance of human connection, motherhood, love and loneliness. In "Los Angeles," the narrator lives with her husband and children, and 100 of her ex-boyfriends; in "Return," a woman wrestles with the discontents of her marriage when she’s separated from her husband and he’s buried alive; there’s a story called "Yeti Lovemaking," which, as you probably guessed, is exactly what it sounds like—and it’s great. Throughout these eight strange and surreal stories, Ma’s characters are introspective (“unlike the rest of us, he didn’t swim against the tide of himself.”), practical (“I liked him up to a mile”), and profound (“An ideology defined only by what it opposes is doomed to be defined by that exact thing.") Utterly immersive, bizarre, and an example of how the best fiction can open your mind to something new and different. —Al Woodworth, Amazon EditorA National Indie BestsellerA New Yorker Best Book of the YearA New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice“Dazzling.” ―Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air“Uncanny and haunting . . . Genius.” ―Michele Filgate, The Washington PostWhat happens when fantasy tears the screen of the everyday to wake us up? Could that waking be our end?In Bliss Montage, Ling Ma brings us eight wildly different tales of people making their way through the madness and reality of our collective delusions: love and loneliness, connection and possession, friendship, motherhood, the idea of home. A woman lives in a house with all her ex-boyfriends. A toxic friendship grows up around a drug that makes you invisible. An ancient ritual might heal you of anything―if you bury yourself alive.These and other scenarios investigate the ways that the outlandish and the ordinary are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly alike.ReviewNamed a Must Read by The New York Times, TIME, Vulture, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Esquire, Nylon, Bustle, Buzzfeed, Gothamist, Associated Press, Fortune, Good Housekeeping, Literary Hub, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, Book Riot, Pop Sugar, Polygon, and Tor“A striking collection that peddles in the uncanny and the surreal . . . [Bliss Montage] stay[s] with you ― evidence of a gifted writer curious about the limits of theoretical possibility.”―Lovia Gyarkye, The New York Times Book Review“Remarkable . . . Bliss Montage delivers on the white-hot promise of [Ma’s] 2018 breakout.”―Christopher Borrelli, The Chicago Tribune“Weird and wonderful, surreal and subversive . . . Ma is well on her way to a landmark career.”―Adrienne Westenfeld, Esquire“Surreal . . . [with] powerhouses so absorbing that you’ll pray Ma spins them off into future novels.”―Hillary Kelly, Los Angeles Times“A joy to read . . . Dark and fantastic and very, very true.”―Abby Manzella, The Minneapolis Star Tribune“Captivating . . . Ma harnesses the pulsating desire and power dynamics present in all relationships, from intimate friendships and haunting romantic entanglements to motherhood and the invisible yet omnipresent ties of ancestors.”―Cady Lang and Angela Haupt, TIME“Swift, smart . . . As always, Ling Ma’s big, weird ideas set the stage for keen emotional insights.”―Patrick Rapa, The Philadelphia Inquirer“By turns blunt . . . hilarious . . . and insanely clever.”―J. Howard Rosier, Vulture“A surreal and unnerving collection of stories that explores the nature of connection and autonomy.”―The New Yorker“You turn the pages of Bliss Montage . . . and find the world you thought you knew shaken up and rearranged . . . Told with what’s become [Ma’s] signature sting of wit and satire.”―Scott Simon, NPR“Each story unspools like a dream sequence privately remembered . . . What’s so satisfying about Ma’s second act [is] how Bliss Montage p
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