Douglas Light


Douglas Light is an award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and short story writer. His novel The Trouble with Bliss (formerly East Fifth Bliss) won the 2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Fiction. He co-wrote the screen adaption, which stars Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. His story collection, Girls in Trouble, won the 2010 AWP Grace Paley Prize. His stories have appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies as well as Narrative, Guernica, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Failbetter and other magazines.

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The Trouble with Bliss
Price: Free! Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Now an acclaimed independent film starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, and Peter Fonda. Morris Bliss is clamped in the jaws of New York City inertia. When he finds himself wrapped up in an awkward relationship with the sexually precocious, 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate, Morris quickly discovers his static life unraveling and opening up in ways that are long overdue.

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