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Grief is the Thing with Feathers
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Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Paperback)

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In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother's sudden death. Their father, a Ted Hughes scholar and scruffy romantic, imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness. In this moment of despair they are visited by Crow - antagonist, trickster, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. This extraordinary debut, full of unexpected humour and emotional truth, marks the arrival of a thrilling and significant new talent.







Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 25/08/2016 ISBN-13: 9780571327232  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Max Porter works in publishing. He lives in South London with his wife and children. Grief is the Thing with Feathers is his first book.

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This beautiful small gem of a book packs a mighty punch: a father and his two sons struggle to come to terms with the loss of their wife and mother until their despair is tempered by the arrival of the mysterious Crow. Told in spare, poetic language, it perfectly captures the sadness and madness and confusion of death and its grief-filled aftermath. But amid the darkness is also humour – and hope.

Frances, Web Team

 

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 31/08/2016

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