Confusion. In her novel titled, Motherhood, Sheila Heti captures the struggle of a woman trying to decide whether or not to have a child. Confusion is present on multiple levels: in the questions the woman asks, and in the structure of the novel that mirrors internal confusion. Readers get to spend time with a first-person narrator living her everyday life while struggling with this key question. Modern life is not quite straightforward, and Heti captures the absurdity of expecting simple answers by asking coins to answer yes or no to questions.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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