Pure Colour, Sheila Heti (paperback Feb 2023)
Pure Colour is an original, a book that says something new for our difficult times.' Anne Enright, Guardian'
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 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.