Motherhood (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Whether or not she will have a baby, or be a mother, in any sense, is the biggest secret she keeps from herself. Sheila Heti circles this question in a constant state of tortured deliberation, infused with such raw grace and gentle wisdom. She writes about writing, the desire to capture what being human feels like, defined by the lack of mothering as opposed to fulfilling that seemingly inevitable role, and it’s both painful and deeply inspiring.

— Angelina

I am yet to come across a better articulation of internal conflicts: motherhood, relationships, fulfilment and childhood. I will think about this book for a very long time, as you will.

— Maria

May 2018 Indie Next List

“Sheila Heti has a way of tapping into the throes of consciousness and coming out with a precisely articulated version of how we think. Her new book, Motherhood, delves deep into the decision of whether or not to have children, while simultaneously exploring femininity, identity, and self purpose. Even if motherhood is not pertinent to your life, this book will shed light on our culture and the expectations that are bound to affect everyone at some point.”
— Courtney Flynn, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston, MA

About the Author

SHEILA HETI is the acclaimed author of the novel How Should a Person Be?, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, the story collection The Middle Stories, and the novel Ticknor, which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including The New York Times, London Review of Books, The Globe and Mail, n+1, McSweeney's and The Believer. She frequently collaborates with other writers and artists. Sheila Heti lives in Toronto.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432858889
ISBN-10: 1432858882
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: January 9th, 2019
Pages: 411
Language: English