Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason – Our Review
ABIA Longlist 2021 – Literary Fiction Book of the Year
This book is one of my favourite books this year, I can’t stop thinking about it! I am absolutely loving mulling over the story, unravelling all of my emotions and unpacking it all in my head.
‘Sorrow and Bliss’ by Meg Mason is told from the perspective of Martha, a young woman who has always felt different. Martha has always wondered if there is something wrong with her.
She is angsty, and complicated with sudden flashes of fierce anger that rise suddenly. Martha is also brilliant, witty and absolutely hilarious.
Before she got married she was certain she never wanted children, and Patrick her husband who has long admired her from a distance just wants to appease Martha and shower her with happiness.
But increasingly, Martha is overwhelmed with a desperate sadness, beginning to wonder whether she is irreparably broken. Martha is forced to look introspectively to find herself, a painful path she must take alone.
This book is complex, it is a heart wrenchingly beautiful story that is thought provoking and brilliantly crafted. One to savour.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books