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A new novel about art, love, loss and time from the author of Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?

Here we are, just living in the first draft of creation, which was made by some great artist, who is now getting ready to tear it apart.

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.

©2022 Sheila Heti (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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it is difficult to recommend

it has some nice moments and thoughts but feels childish in many ways sadly.