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How should a person be?

By: Heti, Sheila

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0099583569 / 9780099583561
Paperback
813.6
03/03/2014
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England
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20 cm 306 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2013.

Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 Sheila's twenties were going to plan.

She got married. She hosted parties. A theatre asked her to write a play. Then she realised that she didn't know how to write a play.

That her favourite part of the party was cleaning up after the party. And that her marriage made her feel like she was banging into a brick wall.

So Sheila abandons her marriage and her play, befriends Margaux, a free and untortured painter, and begins sleeping with the dominating Israel, who's a genius at sex but not at art.

She throws herself into recording them and everyone around her, investigating how they live, desperate to know, as she wanders, How Should a Person Be?

Using transcripts, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, Heti crafts an exciting, courageous, and mordantly funny tour through one woman's heart and mind.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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