From the author of How Should a Person Be? (“one of the most talked-about books of the year”—Time Magazine) and the New York Times Bestseller Women in Clothes comes a daring audiobook about whether to have children.
In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation.
In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti's intimate and urgent audiobook considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home.
Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original audiobook that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how—and for whom—to live.
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"Author/narrator Sheila Heti offers an honest account of the impact of motherhood and the decisions that go with it. She uses the stories of others and her own candid thoughts on whether or not to have children. In a clear and contemplative tone, Heti boldly confronts positive and negative aspects of motherhood, its effects on individuality and expression, and the possibilities inherent in not having children. Although she often sounds meek, her personal thoughts and analysis on the idea of motherhood read like a diary filled with innovative points of view and amusing anecdotes. In her honest and intimate work, Heti attempts to answer her own internal questions on what a woman gives up and gains, depending on which path she takes. D.Z. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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