Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Paperback $19.99 - Faber
Fiction - Published: 1/Oct/2016 - ISBN: 9780571327232
Max Porter's tender, poetic and blackly funny book tells the story of the first period of grief when the mother of two young boys, wife to a Ted Hughes scholar, dies suddenly and leaves them marooned in their terrible, lacking world. Enter Crow, the black bird of sorrow who is drawn to the grief of the London flat and whose presence bears them through the first months of her absence. Tapping into the raw, beyond-reason state of loss, Porter's brief book is told in the spare, sparkling voices of Crow, Boys and Dad as they all navigate love, need, comfort and find the will to go on, to let go, to live. A beautiful resonant read.
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