Tell us a story

LoveReading is thrilled to announce the launch of The Very Short Story Award 2019! If you think you have a story we'll love, click here to find out more and how to enter:

Find out more

Grief is the Thing with Feathers

by Max Porter

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Grief is the Thing with Feathers Synopsis

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.

If you loved this, you might like these...

Mirror Shoulder Signal
The Binding
Into the Night

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780571323760
Publication date: 17/09/2015
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571323760
Publication date: 17th September 2015
Author: Max Porter
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About Max Porter

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.

More About Max Porter

Share this book