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Publisher — Knopf Canada
Date Published — May 01, 2018
ISBN — 9780345810540

Motherhood

Sheila Heti

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Publisher — Knopf Canada
Date Published — May 01, 2018
ISBN — 9780345810540
A daring, funny, and poignant novel about the desire and duty to procreate, by one of our most brilliant and original writers

Motherhood treats one of the most consequential decisions of early adulthood--whether or not to have children--with the intelligence, wit and originality that have won Sheila Heti international acclaim, and which led her previous work, How Should a Person Be?, to be called "one of the most talked-about books of the year" (TIME magazine).

Having reached an age when most of her peers are asking themselves when they will become mothers, Heti's narrator considers, with the same urgency, whether she will do so at all. Over the course of several years, under the influence of her partner, body, family, friends, mysticism and chance, she struggles to make a moral and meaningful choice.

In a compellingly direct mode that straddles the forms of the novel and the essay, Motherhood raises radical and essential questions about womanhood, parenthood, and how--and for whom--to live.