Bliss: A Novel
Fifteen-year-old Meryem lives in a rural village in Eastern Anatolia, Turkey. Her simple, conventional way of life changes dramatically after her uncle, a sheikh in a dervish order, rapes her--and condemns her to death for shaming the family. Asked to carry out the "honor killing" is his son Cemal, a commando in the Turkish army. So begins a long, mystifying voyage for Meryem as her shell-shocked cousin ushers her to the shining metropolis of Istanbul where another troubled soul, the Harvard-educated professor Irfan, embarks on his own journey of transformation--one that catapults him into the heart of Meryem and Cemal's conflict. The crossed-paths and interwoven destinies of these three characters makes for an affecting, by turns brutal and life-affirming portrayal of traditional and modern-day Turkey that no reader will soon forget. "Livaneli is an essential force in Turkey's musical, cultural, and political scene."
--Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize Winner and author of Snow
"Bliss is eye-opening and deeply moving."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
"Compelling [for] American readers ...hard to put down."
--The Cleveland Plain Dealer
"With lush scenes of Turkish life and nuanced depictions of the [characters'] inner lives. . .a convergence of lost, likable souls."
--Entertainment Weekly O. Z. Livaneli, one of Turkey's most prominent authors, is also an accomplished composer, and previously served as an elected member of the Turkish Parliament. For more information about his background and books, visit his website at www.livaneli.net.
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Review: BlissUser Review - Asma - Goodreads
The novel tragically begins, a remote village blaming a fifteen-year-old girl for her rape. Issues of "patriarchy" and "women's empowerment" come to the fore. Meryem is not the only tragic victim in ... Read full review
Review: BlissUser Review - Sejal Saraiya - Goodreads
It's the best fiction novel I've read so far, with the three characters so well defined and justified and their stories seamlessly integrated into the novel, that the constant switch [between their ... Read full review
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bliss n. Extreme happiness; ecstasy. The ecstasy of salvation; spiritual joy. phrasal verb: bliss out Slang.
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