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House of Anansi Press

How Should a Person Be?

Written by Sheila Heti

Published April 05, 2014 | ISBN 9781770898233
FICTION / Literary

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Regular price $19.95 CAD

320 pages | 7.75 in × 5 in
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About this book

How Should a Person Be?

Anansi Book Club Editions

Sheila Heti

A brilliant portrayal of finding a beautiful life by one of Canada's most exciting literary talents, now available as an Anansi Book Club edition featuring discussion questions.

How Should a Person Be? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through the unknowable pieces of one woman’s heart and mind, an irresistible torn-from-life book about friendship, art, sex, and love. Part literary novel, part self-help manual, and part racy confessional, it is a fearless exploration into the way we live now by one of the most highly inventive and thoughtful young writers working today.

About the Author

Sheila Heti

Sheila Heti is the acclaimed author of the novel How Should a Person Be?, which was named a New York Times Notable Book, the story collection The Middle Stories, and the novel Ticknor, which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Her writing has appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, London Review of Books, Globe and Mail, n+1, McSweeney's and The Believer. She frequently collaborates with other writers and artists. Sheila Heti lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
  • Long-listed ReLit Awards: Novel, 2011
  • Commended New York Times Notable Books, 2012
  • Long-listed Women's Prize for Fiction, 2013
  • Commended Huffington Post Best Books, 2012