Sorrow and Bliss: the instant Sunday Times bestseller Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Spiky, sharp, intriguingly dark and tender, full of pathos, fury and wit, Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a dazzling, distinctive novel from a boldly talented writer. For fans of Sally Rooney, Taffy Brodesser-Akner and Fleabag.
This novel is about a woman called Martha. She knows there is something wrong with her, but she doesn't know what it is. Her husband Patrick thinks she is fine. He says everyone has something, the thing is just to keep going.
Martha told Patrick before they got married that she didn't want to have children. He said he didn't mind either way because he has loved her since he was fourteen and making her happy is all that matters, although he does not seem able to do it.
By the time Martha finds out what is wrong, it doesn't really matter anymore. It is too late to get the only thing she has ever wanted. Or maybe it will turn out that you can stop loving someone and start again from nothing—if you can find something else to want.
The book is set in London and Oxford. It is sad and funny.
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|Listening Length||8 hours and 59 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com.au Release Date||21 September 2020|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 335 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
3 in Dark Humour Literature & Fiction
5 in Coming of Age Fiction (Audible Books & Originals)
6 in Dark Humour
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As the title implies, this book keeps a fine balance between the tragic and the comic, sorrow and bliss. Profound, heartfelt without being saccharine, raw and punchy.
Read it in one go on the weekend, best weekend-read in a long time!