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Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Paperback, Main)

By Porter, Max

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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, trickst...er, healer, babysitter. This sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss gives way to memories, the little unit of three starts to heal. In this extraordinary debut - part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief - Max Porter's compassion and bravura style combine to dazzling effect. Full of unexpected humour and profound emotional truth, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers marks the arrival of a thrilling new talent.
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ISBN 9780571327232
Released NZ 28 Sep 2016
Publisher Faber and Faber
Format Paperback, Main
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ISBN-13 9780571327232
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Faber and Faber
Imprint Faber & Faber
Released 28 Sep 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Porter, Max
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight 110g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Death, Grief, Bereavement, NATURE / Animals / Birds
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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