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Motherhood: A Novel

Motherhood: A Novel

Written by Sheila Heti

Narrated by Sheila Heti


Motherhood: A Novel

Written by Sheila Heti

Narrated by Sheila Heti

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4/5 (52 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
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Released:
May 1, 2018
ISBN:
9781427298027
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Audiobook

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Editor's Note

Sincere examination…

A novel that reads more like a memoir, Heti’s “Motherhood” is an examination and then a cross-examination of herself, tackling the question that nags many women as their biological clocks tick down with honesty and sincerity.

Description

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.

Publisher:
Released:
May 1, 2018
ISBN:
9781427298027
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?, which New York Magazine deemed one of the “New Classics of the 21st century." She was named one of "The New Vanguard" by The New York Times book critics, who, along with a dozen other magazines and newspapers, chose Motherhood as a top book of 2018. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.

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  • (5/5)
    Fantastic, really loved the writing style and such an interesting perspective.
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    An intense and interesting book. I could relate very well to the hesitation and indecision, as I have been struggling with that as well.

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    It was a great but and so needed for those that have not felt an innate instinct to be a mother or are unsure they ever want to be. I would love to see more discussion about this topic and books relating to childfree/childless living.

    2 people found this helpful