Blissed Out’ is a fascinating novel about the search of a woman for her true identity. Taking the reader through the UK, US, Aotearoa, which is now New Zealand, and India, it highlights the struggles of the Maori people for their self- determination. Helen is caught unawares in this struggle but becomes a leader of sorts after the death of her Maori husband. In her search for her true self, she encounters Hinduism, Buddhism and finally merges with a married professor in India. A young man comes in her way and from then, a whole web of mystery begins to unfold which will drench the reader in fascination. Its radical end will be a true challenge to the traditional taboos of sex and human relationships. ‘Blissed out’ is bound to break some traditional barriers.