Original Bliss

Original Bliss

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
Two very different and troubled people--an emotionally paralyzed woman and an exhibitionist addicted to pornography--embark on an unlikely, life-transforming courtship that allows both of them to find the courage to escape their individual isolation

Blackwell North Amer
Helen Brindle thinks she has lost God - but it is simply love that she's missing. She certainly can't find it at home, with the violent, deadly Mr. Brindle: trapped in an abusive marriage, tormented by existential and personal doubt, she suffers from insomnia, emotional paralysis, and pathological inhibition. Until she meets Edward E. Gluck.
Edward Gluck is a public personality, a renowned genius and group mental healer, guru to people like Helen through his famous self-help process; privately, he is painfully obsessed with masturbation and self-punishment, unable to employ his own fatuous self-help techniques to overcome his personal disgust and psychological anemia.
Original Bliss tells the story of an excruciatingly awkward courtship between two soul-sick people - the one brutally shy, the other an exhibitionist - searching for a way to break out of their isolation. By turns acerbic and tender, and with remarkable economy and precision, A. L. Kennedy writes about the attempt to close emotional distances and fill physical voids, and the aching need for completion and healing.

Baker
& Taylor

Two very different and troubled people--an emotionally paralyzed woman and an exhibitionist addicted to pornography--embark on an unlikely, life-transforming courtship that allows both of them to find the courage to escape their individual isolation. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1999, c1997
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780375402722
0375402721
Branch Call Number: F KEN
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 20 cm

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