Bliss Montage: Stories

Ling Ma


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A National Indie Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Story Prize, and a Windham-Campbell Literature Prize
A Best Book of the Year at The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vogue, Houston Chronicle, Roxane Gay's The Audacity, Mashable, Polygon, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal
A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice

"Uncanny and haunting . . . Genius." --Michele Filgate, The Washington Post
"Dazzling." --Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air

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.

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 09/13/2022
Pages: 240
Weight: 0.67lbs
Size: 7.75h x 5.36w x 0.86d
ISBN: 9780374293512

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 04/01/2022 pg. 6
Publishers Weekly 06/27/2022
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 18
Shelf Awareness 09/18/2022
Library Journal 10/07/2022 pg. 1
BookPage 09/01/2022

About the Author
Ling Ma is a writer hailing from Fujian, Utah, and Kansas. She is the author of the novel Severance, which received the Kirkus Prize, a Whiting Award, the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, and the New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award. She lives in Chicago with her family.