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Motherhood
Motherhood
Heti, Sheila, 1976-2018
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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.
Main title:
Motherhood / Sheila Heti.
AUTHOR:
Imprint:
London : Harvill Secker, an imprint of Vintage 2018.©2018
Collation:
284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781846558375 (hardcover)
Dewey class:
813.6
Language:
English
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