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    How should a Person be?
    How should a Person be?
    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction, and selected as a <i>New York Times</i> Notable Book and Huffington Post Best Book From the internationally acclaimed author of <i>The Middle Stories</i> and <i>Ticknor</i> comes a bold interrogation into the possibility of a beautiful life. <i>How Should a Person Be?</i> is a novel of many identities: an autobiography of the mind, a postmodern self - help book, and a fictionalized portrait of the artist as a young woman - of two such artists, in fact. For reasons multiple and mysterious, Sheila finds herself in a quandary of self - doubt, questioning how a person should be in the world. Inspired by her friend Margaux, a painter, and her seemingly untortured ability to live and create, Sheila casts Margaux as material, embarking on a series of recordings in which nothing is too personal, too ugly, or too banal to be turned into art. Along the way, Sheila confronts a cast of painters who are equally blocked in an age in which the blow job is the ultimate art form. She begins questioning her desire to be Important, her quest to be both a leader and a pupil, and her unwillingness to sacrifice herself. Searching, uncompromising and yet mordantly funny, How Should a Person Be? is a brilliant portrait of art - making and friendship from the psychic underground of Canada's most fiercely original writer. This paperback edition features new and expanded content.
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    Book Author
    Sheila Heti
    Genre Literary , Fiction
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459664746
    Publisher
    House of Anansi Press
    Age Range
    General
    Approximate delivery

    Up to 20 business days (?)

    Publication Date
    06-May-2013

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