How Should a Person Be?

How Should a Person Be?

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/03/2014
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Sheila's twenties were going to plan.

She got married.

She hosted parties.

A theatre asked her to write a play.

Then she realised that she didn't know how to write a play.

That her favourite part of the party was cleaning up after the party.

And that her marriage made her feel like she was banging into a brick wall.

So Sheila abandons her marriage and her play, befriends Margaux, a free and untortured painter, and begins sleeping with the dominating Israel, who's a genius at sex but not at art. She throws herself into recording them and everyone around her, investigating how they live, desperate to know, as she wanders, How Should a Person Be?

Using transcripts, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, Heti crafts an exciting, courageous, and mordantly funny tour through one woman's heart and mind.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099583561
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 500g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm

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How Should a Person Be?
finished it in a day i rly enjoyed it lol
here’s some notes i made along the way of reading this book and what it made me think of: •puts into words the conflict of desire empathy and guilt and th... READ MORE