** SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2023**
** WINNER OF THE 2022 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD IN FICTION**
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vulture, The Times Literary Supplement, and more
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 contemporary bible, an atlas of feeling and a shape-shifting epic that is celestially bright and streaked with beauty.
'Beautiful and impossible to put down. Sheila Heti is a genius.' Avni Doshi
'This one-of-a-kind novel... feels nothing less than vital.' Observer
'An original, a book that says something new for our difficult times.' Anne Enright, Guardian
'A treat.' Stylist
Format/pages: paperback / 224 pages