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Sorrow and Bliss

Meg Mason

Published: 28th April 2022 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? Publisher: Hachette ISBN: 9781474622998
RRP: £8.99
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Our Curators said...

Let's start by saying that the hype around this book is thoroughly deserved. Dealing with mental illness in a way that's darkly funny and from a place of profound empathy, this is a moving must-read.

The LoveMyRead Team

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What the Critics are Saying

'Sorrow and Bliss is a brilliantly faceted and extremely funny book about depression that engulfed me in the way I'm always hoping to be to be engulfed by novels. While I was reading it, I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realized that I wanted to send it to everyone I know.'

Ann Patchett

'A sharply observed, darkly hilarious and merciless portrait of a thoroughly messed-up family. Patrick Melrose meets Fleabag. Brilliant.' -

Clare Chambers, author of Small Pleasures

'Meg Mason writes about the slow bleed of life-long depression with candour, humour and stark precision. Sorrow and Bliss is about what happens when your illness pushes everyone away - leaving you with only the sorest parts of yourself for company. It will, as the title suggests, shatter your heart, before mending it with infinite love. I've never read anything like it and will be pressing it into the hands of every reader I know.'

Pandora Sykes

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