Sheila Heti is the author of ten books, including the novels Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?. ‘Pure Colour’ is an excerpt from her novel of the same title, forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in the US, Harvill Secker in the UK and Knopf in Canada. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages. Her writing has been published in the New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Harper’s, the New York Times, n+1, and the London Review of Books.
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