Grief is the thing with feathers / Max Porter.
Verlag: London : Faber & Faber,
ISBN: 9780571327232 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2015.
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 self-described sentimental bird is attracted to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and physical pain of loss gives way to memories, this little unit of three begin to heal.
114 pages ; 20 cm
A short book worth a few hours of anyone's time.
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