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The Resource Motherhood, Sheila Heti

Motherhood, Sheila Heti

Label
Motherhood
Title
Motherhood
Statement of responsibility
Sheila Heti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When I was younger, thinking about whether I wanted children, I always came back to this formula: If no one had told me anything about the world, I would have invented boyfriends. I'd have invented sex, friendships, art. I would not have invented child-rearing. I would have had to invent those other things to fulfil real longings in me, but if no one had ever told me that a person could create a person, and raise them into a citizen, it wouldn't have occurred to me as something to do. In fact, it would have sounded like a task to very much avoid. After the tumult of her 20s, the narrator of Sheila Heti's new novel finds herself living a life into which she could bring a child. She's with a man who has promised his support if she decides she wants to be a mother, "but you have to be sure." Motherhood chronicles her struggle, under pressure from friends, culture and time, and seeking answers from family, strangers, mysticism and chance, to make a wise and moral choice, and to truly understand what is gained, and what is lost, when a woman becomes a mother
Cataloging source
TOH
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1976-
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Heti, Sheila
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Motherhood
  • Women
Label
Motherhood, Sheila Heti
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
20651130
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780345810540
Lccn
2018411829
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Motherhood, Sheila Heti
Publication
Control code
20651130
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
284 pages
Isbn
9780345810540
Lccn
2018411829
Other physical details
illustrations

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