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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Author: Porter, Max (Author)

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Published on 25 August 2016 by FABER & FABER in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 128 pages
198 x 131 x 9 | 124g

** Order Shy, the Sunday Times number one bestseller from Max Porter, now **A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 100 NOVEL OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURYWinner of the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Sunday Times/Peter, Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize.

'Amazing and unforgettable.' THE TIMES'Dazzlyingly good.' ROBERT MACFARLANE'Unlike anything I've read before.' GUARDIANIn 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. This extraordinary debut, full of unexpected humour and emotional truth, marks the arrival of a thrilling and significant new talent.

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

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