Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Grief Is the Thing with Feathers

Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised.

In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad,… (more)

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Elegant, imaginative, and perfectly paced. A contribution to the literature of grief and to literature in general.

Porter’s book is a gift in its understanding of the sounds and reverberations of grief.


Book Details  


Publisher: Graywolf Press (June 07, 2016)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English

Awards: Dylan Thomas Prize 2016 winner


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