The Sheila Heti Ebook Bundle: Ticknor, The Middle Stories, and How Should a Person Be (Sheila Heti Collection)
Now available in an exclusive ebook bundle, three booksof fiction from Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist SheilaHeti.In Ticknor, her first novel, Sheila Heti has created amemorable new hero of Prufrockian dimension. George Ticknor istrying to reconcile his own failure with the success of his boyhoodfriend, the famous American historian William Prescott. Situated inthe complicated and contradictory moments that make friendshipsboth tenuous and difficult to relinquish, Ticknor';s fixatedthoughts about his and Prescott’s dissimilar fates lead him througha litany of rationalizations and recriminations, a psychologicalmaze that is paranoid and harrowing as well as ludicrous andabsurd.The stories in The Middle Stories balance wisdom andinnocence, joy and foreboding. A frog doles out sage advice to aplumber infatuated with a princess, a boy falls hopelessly in lovewith a monkey, and a man with a hat keeps apocalyptic thoughts atbay by resolving to follow a plan that he admits he won’t stick to.Heti’s stories are not what you expect, but why did you expect thatanyway?Sheila Heti's critically acclaimed novel How Should a PersonBe? is an unabashedly honest and hilarious tour through theunknowable pieces of one woman’s heart and mind, an irresistibletorn-from-life book about friendship, art, sex, and love. Partliterary novel, part self-help manual, and part racy confessional,it is a fearless exploration into the way we live now by one ofCanada's most exciting literary talents.