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Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

(2015)
A novel by

 
Awards
Goldsmiths Prize Best Book
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.

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Author(s): Max Porter
ISBN: 0-606-39360-9 / 978-0-606-39360-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Author(s): Max Porter
ISBN: 0-571-32376-6 / 978-0-571-32376-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Author(s): Max Porter
ISBN: 0-571-32723-0 / 978-0-571-32723-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel
Author(s): Max Porter
ISBN: 1-55597-741-3 / 978-1-55597-741-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers
Author(s): Max Porter
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

June 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Grief Is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel
Author(s): Max Porter
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

September 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Grief is the Thing with Feathers
Author(s): Max Porter
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   


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