"The Middle Stories stayed with me as one of the things that actually meant something to me this year. Heti's stories don't care if you like them: they were Cleopatra in a former life. They are all things counter, original, spare, and strange. If you buy the book your best friend will steal it." - Helen DeWitt, author of Lightning Rods
 

Sheila Heti's first book was published when she was twenty-four. It contains thirty short stories which read like contemporary fables, including "The Mermaid in a Jar," the chilling "The Man from out of Town," and "The Girl Who Was Blind All the Time." Originally published by McSweeney's, it was recently reissued in a beautiful Tenth Anniversary Edition.

 

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The New Yorker 

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Visit The Paris Review to watch a video of Sheila Heti talking about writing The Middle Stories.