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Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter

Grief is the Thing with Feathers - Max Porter
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Title: Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Author:  Max Porter

ISBN:  9780571323760

Weight:  479g

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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.

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.

Grief is the Thing with Feathers has won the 2016 Dylan Thomas Prize and was also shortlisted for both the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize in 2015.

Peer & Press Reviews

I’m not sure I’ve read anything like Max Porter’s book before.  It stunned me, full of beauty, hilarity, and thick black darkness.  It will stay with me for a very long time.

Evie Wyld, author of All the Birds, Singing

Dazzlingly good…  Anyone who has ever loved someone, or lost someone, or both, will be gripped by it.  It’s very sad and very funny.

Robert Macfarlane, author of Landmarks

In this slyly funny and thrillingly original work, Max Porter somehow pulls a brand new story out of the darkest despair.

Jenny Offill, author of Dept. of Speculation

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Title: Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Awards and prizes:

Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award 2016 – winner

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 – winner (Fiction Award)

Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 – winner

Guardian First Book Award 2015 – shortlist

Goldsmiths Prize 2015 – shortlist

Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9780571323760
ISBN 10: 0571323766
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 114
Size (h x w x d): 206 x 138 x 18mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Faber
Jacket illustration: Eleanor Crow

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