The book is highly recommended reading. In fact, it is one of the best books I have read in years. You should definitely read it, and then read the interview at The Awl, which is very long. In it, Sheila and I discuss her novel, along with a variety of topics from friendship to sex to Lena Dunham to Toronto, and much more.
You can learn more about Sheila at her website, www.sheilaheti.net.