Thursday, October 29, 2015

the last book I ever read (How Should a Person Be? by Sheila Heti, excerpt four)

from How Should a Person Be?: A Novel from Life by Sheila Heti:

That night, after spending several hours staring at my miserable play, I shut down my computer in frustration and left my apartment. I went to a party to celebrate the appearance of three more books of poetry in the world.

The party was in a wide and cavernous room with a large stage up front and the ceiling painted brown, draped around the sides with brown velvet. A large disco ball rotates in the center, and everything was polished wood and semiformal and awful.

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