Sheila Heti – Motherhood
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What our staff has to say: “Sheila Heti’s Motherhood is the tension of the [i]choice[/i] of having a child. Wrestling between directions from a mystic, practicing I Ching (John Cage baby) and following her body and mind into the vortex and hell, Motherhood was hard for me to put down. Heti’s strange humor and wit mesmerize me.” – Alex
From the author of How Should a Person Be? (“one of the most talked-about books of the year”–Time Magazine) and the New York Times Bestseller Women in Clothes comes a daring novel about whether to have children.
In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation.
In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home.
Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how–and for whom–to live
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