A new creation by the author of Severance, the stories in Bliss Montage crash through our carefully built mirages
What happens when fantasy tears through 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. From a woman who lives in a house with all of her ex-boyfriends, to a toxic friendship built around a drug that makes you invisible, to an ancient ritual that might heal you of anything if you bury yourself alive, these and other scenarios reveal that the outlandish and the everyday are shockingly, deceptively, heartbreakingly similar.
Ling Ma is a writer hailing from Fujian, Utah, and Kansas. She is author of the novel Severance, which received the Kirkus Prize, the Whiting Award, and the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award. She lives in Chicago with her family.
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 13, 2022)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- ISBN-10: 0374293511
- ISBN-13: 9780374293512
- Item Weight: 1 pounds
- Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 7.5 inches