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Grief is the thing with feathers

Grief is the thing with feathers

Porter, Max, author

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 self-described sentimental bird is attracted to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and physical pain of loss gives way to memories, this little unit of three begin to heal

Paperback, Book. English. Experimental fiction. General.
Published London: Faber & Faber, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Max Porter
ISBN: 0571327230, 9780571327232
Note: Originally published: 2015.
Physical Description: 114 pages ; 20 cm
Award: International Dylan Thomas Prize 2016