Motherhood

Motherhood

$15.00

From the author ofHow Should a Person Be?(“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—Time Magazine) and theNew York Times BestsellerWomen in Clothes comes a daring novel about whether to have children.

InMotherhood,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 madeHow Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation.

In her late thirties, when her friends are askingwhenthey 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.

Motherhoodis 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.

Book Title Motherhood
Author Sheila Heti (CA)
Type New Book

From the author ofHow Should a Person Be?(“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—Time Magazine) and theNew York Times BestsellerWomen in Clothes comes a daring novel about whether to have children.

InMotherhood,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 madeHow Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation.

In her late thirties, when her friends are askingwhenthey 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.

Motherhoodis 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.

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