A National Indie Bestseller
Yorker Best Book of the Year
A New York Times
Book Review Editor's Choice
Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
"Uncanny and haunting . . .
Genius." --Michele Filgate, The Washington Post
What 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.