Sorrow and Bliss: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Sorrow and Bliss: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Sorrow and Bliss: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
  • Sorrow and Bliss: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)
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Sorrow and Bliss: Exclusive Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages
Published: 28/04/2022
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Waterstones Says

Tackling the issue of long-term mental illness with wit and candour, Mason’s remarkable novel takes a rounded, empathetic look at the condition through the experiences of a middle-aged woman who has struggled to find contentment in her adult life.

Waterstones Fiction Book of the Month for May 2022

Winner of The British Book Awards 2022 Fiction Book of the Year

Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2022

Exclusive Edition which includes an interview with Elizabeth Day

A Standard Edition is available here

Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick. A gift, her mother once said, not everybody gets.

So why is everything broken? Why is Martha - on the edge of 40 - friendless, practically jobless and so often sad? And why did Patrick decide to leave?

Maybe she is just too sensitive, someone who finds it harder to be alive than most people. Or maybe - as she has long believed - there is something wrong with her. Something that broke when a little bomb went off in her brain, at 17, and left her changed in a way that no doctor or therapist has ever been able to explain.

Forced to return to her childhood home to live with her dysfunctional, bohemian parents (but without the help of her devoted, foul-mouthed sister Ingrid), Martha has one last chance to find out whether a life is ever too broken to fix - or whether, maybe, by starting over, she will get to write a better ending for herself.

Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781399605656
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 41 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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