Sheila Heti, "The Giant"

A giant leaves the nest and parties in Paris.

(from The Middle Stories)

One day the giant said to his mother, “I’m thinking of killing myself.”

I’m not sure what the point is, but I enjoyed reading this silly little amoral parable. Well it’s silly, but it’s also got a little depth to it. Fun might be the word. Read it here. Or here.
McSweeney’s just had a sale and I couldn’t resist picking up a few books, like this one, that I’d had my eye on for awhile.

One thought on “Sheila Heti, "The Giant"

  1. Marianne

    Hi, Patrick,

    Your one-sentence summations are absolutely hilarious. Also, I’ve been meaning to say that the cover of this book is so disturbing/fascinating, I really like it.


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