Review

Bliss Montage by Ling Ma review - This new collection of short stories has surprising and deceptive emotional depth

By Alice Grundy
November 26 2022 - 12:00am

Bliss Montage is Ma's first short-story collection, following on from her debut novel, Severance, published in 2018. As with her novel, characterised as an "apocalyptic office novel" in the Paris Review, describing these short stories in a single line may make them sound gimmicky, but such descriptions belie the emotional and intellectual depth of this collection.

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