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Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter
  

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Shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Fiction Award 2016.

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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Synopsis

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

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. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss gives way to memories, the little unit of three starts to heal.

About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

Max Porter

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Hardback

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9780571323760

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