Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Paperback)

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. This extraordinary debut, full of unexpected humour and emotional truth, marks the arrival of a thrilling and significant new talent.

Product Details

  • Product code: AURHF
  • ISBN: 9780571327232
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.2cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 128
  • Publish date: Thu Aug 25 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 7

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Ted Hughes' Crow poems got hold of me when I was a student. Grief got hold of me later. Anyone who knows either of those things will find something in this book. But even if you have experienced neither, this is a heart-filling, life-enhancing piece of art; a study in the pure power of words.

hawkintherain , Sun Oct 16 10:06:20 BST 2016

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