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How Should a Person Be?: A Novel

How Should a Person Be?: A Novel
$16.00

Bryn says: I find myself asking this question at the start of every new year, and revisiting Sheila Heti's novel feels like figuring that out alongside your weirdest, wildest friends. A side effect: You'll want to start a journal.


NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE

A "STYLISTICALLY INVENTIVE, CEREBRAL, AND SEXY"* BREAKOUT NOVEL OF FRIENDSHIP, ART, AND LOVE

"Funny…odd, original, and nearly unclassifiable...Unlike any other novel I can think of."—David Haglund, The New York Times Book Review

Hailed as "a breakthrough" (Chris Kraus, Los Angeles Review of Books) for the critically acclaimed Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through the unknowable pieces of one woman's heart and mind. It has ignited conversation and earned Heti comparisons to Joan Didion, Henry Miller, Kathy Acker, and Gustave Flaubert. Part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy exploration of the artistic impulse, it shocked and excited critics and readers with its raw, urgent depiction of female friendships and of the shape of our lives right now. In a novel "unlike any other," Heti breathes new life into the essential questions: What is the most noble way to love? What kind of person should you be?

ISBN: 
9781250032447
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