How Should a Person Be?

How Should a Person Be?

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Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write in the 21st century by the book critics of The New York Times

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

"Brutally honest and stylistically inventive, cerebral, and sexy."—San Francisco Chronicle

Named a Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, The New Yorker, San Francisco… (more)


I am interested in what is the truth of life for other people
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Interview of Sheila Heti by Lara Touitou

Sheila Heti is a Canadian writer and editor. How Should A Person Be? is her second novel.

Editorial reviews (2 reviews)

Sheila Heti’s semi-autobiographical novel is a humorous, quixotic quest for selfhood in a generation that sometimes seems defined by celebrity, triviality and Paris Hilton’s sex tapes.

This novel, which includes not just real people but their emails and transcribed conversations, and dangles itself precariously somewhere between "real life" and "art" is, in the end, a meditation on ugliness rather than beauty, and reality rather than fiction.

Book Details  

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (June 19, 2012)

Collection: Henry Holt and Co.

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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