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Grief is the thing with feathers : a novel, Max Porter

Label
Grief is the thing with feathers : a novel
Title
Grief is the thing with feathers
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Max Porter
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.--
Summary
A recently widowed father of two has difficulty dealing with his grief and the overwhelming sadness of his children, until they are visited by Crow, an actual crow, who serves as an antagonist, protector, therapist and babysitter and helps them heal
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
Assigning source
Source other than the Library of Congress
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470713
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Max
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6116.O76
LC item number
G75 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grief
  • Bereavement
  • Motherless families
  • Mothers
  • Fathers and sons
  • Widowers
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Grief is the thing with feathers : a novel, Max Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 2015 by Faber & Faber Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
918995181
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781555977412
Lccn
2015953714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Grief is the thing with feathers : a novel, Max Porter
Publication
Note
"First published in 2015 by Faber & Faber Ltd., London"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
918995181
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781555977412
Lccn
2015953714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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