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The Resource Bliss, Peter Carey

Bliss, Peter Carey

Label
Bliss
Title
Bliss
Statement of responsibility
Peter Carey
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It takes dying during a heart attack for Harry Joy to realise that the life he thought was happy is actually hellish. His wife is a cheat, his kids are a source of shame, his company spruiks carcinogens. While Harry is resuscitated he will never be the same, for having seen his own misery, he can no longer deny the injustice around him. But before he can be redeemed, a whole new perdition awaits him in this darkly funny and prescient fable about the idiocy of defiling nature
Awards note
  • Miles Franklin Award, 1981.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Award, 1982.
  • National Book Council of Australia Award, 1982.
Cataloging source
ANL
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Carey, Peter
Index
no index present
Information relating to copyright status
Copyright © Peter Carey 1981; Cover design by Michael Leunig and John Canty © Penguin Group (Australia)
Literary form
fiction
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Carey, Peter
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Married men
  • Death
  • Suburban life
  • Men
  • Near-death experiences
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Bliss, Peter Carey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover design by Michael Leunig and John Canty
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053868862
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780143571247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897891991
Label
Bliss, Peter Carey
Publication
Note
Cover design by Michael Leunig and John Canty
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053868862
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780143571247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)897891991

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