by Sheila Heti
Editor: Henry Holt & Company
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From the author of the Way a Person Should Be(“One of the most talked about books of the year”–Time Magazine) and the New York Times best-selling Women in Clothes comes bold novel about the opportunity to have childrenIn Maternity, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, the most far-reaching treatment of the early adulthood decision with the candor, originality and humor that Heti won international fame and made How Should A Person Bemandatory reading for an entire generationIn his late thirties, when his friends wonder when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel judges whether she will do itIn a narrative, spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partners, and duties, she finds it difficult to take a wise and moral choiceAfter having sought the advice of philosophy, her body, mysticism and chance, she discovers that her answer much closer to homeMotherhood is a brave, senses, and distinctly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about femininity, parenthood, and how–and for whom–to live
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