Pure Colour : the new novel from the author of Motherhood and How Should A Person Be?

Pure Colour : the new novel from the author of Motherhood and How Should A Person Be?

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** SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2023**** WINNER OF THE 2022 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD IN FICTION** Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vulture, The Times Literary Supplement, and more 'Beautiful and impossible to put down. Sheila Heti is a genius.' Avni Doshi 'This one-of-a-kind novel... feels nothing less than vital.' Observer' Pure Colour is an original, a book that says something new for our difficult times.' Anne Enright, Guardian 'A treat to read.' Stylist What if this world is just a first draft, made by some great artist in order to be destroyed? In this first draft, a woman named Mira leaves home to study.

There, she meets Annie, whose tremendous power opens Mira's chest like a portal - to what, she doesn't know. When Mira is older, her beloved father dies, and she enters that strange and dizzying dimension that true loss opens up. Pure Colour tells the story of a life, from beginning to end.

It is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and streaked with beauty. It is a contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling, and a shape-shifting epic. Sheila Heti is a philosopher of modern experience, and she has reimagined what a book can hold.

PRAISE FOR SHEILA HETI: 'Exhilarating...it made me want to write' Sally Rooney, on How Should a Person Be? 'Sheila Heti has broken new ground' Rachel Cusk, on Motherhood 'Complex, artfully messy and hilarious' Miranda July, on How Should a Person Be? 'Thrilling, very funny, and almost unbearably moving' Garth Greenwell, on Motherhood' Courageous, necessary, visionary' Elif Batuman, on Motherhood

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