Pure Colour


by Heti, Sheila | Fiction & related items
Paperback | 224 pages

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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

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 contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling and a shape-shifting epic that is celestially bright and streaked with beauty.

‘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’An original, a book that says something new for our difficult times.’ Anne Enright, Guardian’A treat.’ Stylist

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