This semi-autobiographical novel features the author herself as the main character in search of her identity. Sheila finds herself in a quandary of self-doubt, questioning how a person should be in the world. Inspired by her friend Margaux, a painter, and her seemingly untortured ability to live and create, Sheila casts Margaux as material, embarking on a series of recordings in which nothing is too personal, too ugly, or too banal to be turned into art. She begins questioning her desire to be Important, her quest to be both a leader and a pupil, and her unwillingness to sacrifice herself. An engaging mashup of memoir, fiction and philosophy from the psychic underground of one of Canada's most original writers.
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