Original Bliss

Literary Fiction

Author: A.L. Kennedy

The stories collected in Original Bliss are concerned, appropriately, with the complexities of sex and the lack of it. In the long novella that gives the book its title, Helen Brindle thinks she has lost God – but it is simply love that she’s missing. She can’t find it at home, with the violent, deadly Mr Brindle, but will she find it in Stuttgart when she meets the enigma….Read More

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