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February 15 @ 7:00 pm
Pure Colour: A Virtual Evening with Sheila Heti & Sarah Ruhl
Books & Books and indie bookstores across the U.S. present…
A Virtual Evening with Sheila Heti
in conversation with Sarah Ruhl
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26)
Tuesday, February 15, 7 PM ET | Via Crowdcast
Books & Books is excited to partner with Politics & Prose, Charis Books, Literati Bookstore, McNally Jackson and White Whale Bookstore for this special conversation with Sheila Heti! Tickets are bundled with the book.
Once you make your purchase, we will send you a Crowdcast link (24 hours BEFORE) that will give you access to the event via private link. See below for detailed information on tickets.
About the Book:
Pure Colour is a galaxy of a novel: explosive, celestially bright, huge, and streaked with beauty. It is a contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling, and an absurdly funny guide to the great (and terrible) things about being alive. Sheila Heti is a philosopher of modern experience, and she has reimagined what a book can hold.
Here we are, just living in the first draft of Creation, which was made by some great artist, who is now getting ready to tear it apart.
In this first draft of the world, 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 his spirit passes into her. Together, they become a leaf on a tree. But photosynthesis gets boring, and being alive is a problem that cannot be solved, even by a leaf. Eventually, Mira must remember the human world she’s left behind, including Annie, and choose whether or not to return.
About the Author:
Sheila Heti is the author of several books of fiction and nonfiction, including Motherhood and How Should a Person Be?,which New York magazine called one of the “New Classics of the 21st Century.” She was named one of “The New Vanguard” by the book critics of The New York Times, who, along with a dozen other magazines and newspapers, chose Motherhood as a top book of 2018. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.
About the Moderator:
Sarah Ruhl’s plays include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play, The Clean House, Passion Play, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Melancholy Play; For Peter Pan on her 70th Birthday, The Oldest Boy, Stage Kiss, Dear Elizabeth, Eurydice, Orlando, Late: a cowboy song, and a translation of Three Sisters. She has been a two-time Pulitzer prize finalist and a Tony award nominee. Her plays have been produced on and off-Broadway, around the country, and internationally where they have been translated into over fifteen languages. Originally from Chicago, Ms. Ruhl received her M.F.A. from Brown University where she studied with Paula Vogel. She has received the Steinberg award, the Sam French award, the Susan Smith Blackburn award, the Whiting award, the Lily Award, a PEN award for mid-career playwrights, and the MacArthur award. You can read more about her work on www.SarahRuhlplaywright.com. Her new book 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write was a Times notable book of the year, and she most recently published Letters from Max with Max Ritvo. She teaches at the Yale School of Drama, and she lives in Brooklyn with her family.
Tier 1: U.S. GA (Includes book + U.S shipping): The purchase of this ticket admits (1) one person into the virtual event and includes (1) one copy of Pure Colour (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $26 + tax and fee). Please note that a fee of $6 is included for U.S. domestic shipping of the book.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address (including your Apt. # if applicable) and phone number.
All books will be shipped AFTER the event.
When completing your order, please make sure that you include your complete shipping address and phone number.
Please note: Due to the pandemic the post office is being challenged by increased volume, staffing issues, and safety measures. Most orders within the U.S. deliver in about 10 business days from the date the book ships. International orders usually take longer and vary depending on the country of destination. We cannot guarantee the exact date of delivery, however, will do our best to make it as swift as possible. Thank you for your understanding.