SHEILA HETI How Should a Person Be?

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How Should a Person Be?

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Reeling from a failed marriage, Sheila, a twenty-something playwright, finds herself unsure of how to live and create. When Margaux, a talented painter and free spirit, and Israel, a sexy and depraved artist, enter her life, Sheila hopes that through close-sometimes too close-observation of her new friend, her new lover, and herself, she might regain her footing in art and life. Using transcribed conversations, real emails, plus heavy doses of fiction, the brilliant and always innovative Sheila Heti crafts a work that is part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part bawdy confessional. It's a totally shameless and dynamic exploration into the way we live now, which breathes fresh wisdom into the eternal questions: What is the sincerest way to love? What kind of person should you be?

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Sheila Heti is the author or coauthor of several books, including the New York Times bestseller Women in Clothes. A former interviews editor at the Believer magazine, she has been published in the New Yorker, McSweeney's, the Paris Review, n+1, the London Review of Books, and elsewhere. She lives in Toronto, Canada.

Allyson Ryan's diverse talents have led to a career in voice-over, theater, TV, and films. She has narrated many audiobooks, among them On the Divinity of Second Chances by Kaya McLaren, for which Allyson received an AudioFile Earphones Award. She can be also be heard in commercials, animated shows, and video games.

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Heti truly has a startling voice all her own, and a fresh take on fiction and autobiography's overlap. Her mix of hyperreal detail, sweeping gestures from the realm of parable, and self-reflexive distortions leaves us wondering what's real and what's invented. — Johanna Fateman

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