How Should a Person Be? Setting

Sheila Heti
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Uri's Salon

Uri’s is a hair cutting salon which Sheila takes a job at while trying to make it as a writer. Sheila works at the studio nearly every day. There, she learns about Uri’s identity as a hairdresser. He considers himself to be a craftsman, and focuses on excellence. Sheila misses numerous shifts on her New York trip, leading her to final quit work. During her last day, Uri offers to highlight her hair. Intentionally or unintentionally, Uri’s job ends up bleaching Sheila’s entire head, making her look like an old woman, and making Sheila unrecognizable to herself.

Sheila's apartment

Sheila’s apartment is where Sheila lives and works on her writing. It is the scene of numerous gatherings with friends, and is where Sheila carries on her sexual relationship with Israel. As the novel progresses, and Sheila’s friendship with Margaux further breaks...

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