—Recommended by Cassie

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.

Title Motherhood
Author Sheila Heti
Publisher Henry Holt and Co.
Title First Published 01 May 2018
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 304 p.
ISBN-10 1627790772
ISBN-13 9781627790772
Publication Date 01 May 2018
Main content page count 304
Weight 32 oz.

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