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The Resource Grief is the thing with feathers, Max Porter

Grief is the thing with feathers, Max Porter

Label
Grief is the thing with feathers
Title
Grief is the thing with feathers
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10470713
Cataloging source
APLS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Porter, Max
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Crows
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Mothers
  • Widowers
  • Motherless families
  • Grief
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Grief is the thing with feathers, Max Porter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055407147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780571323760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921290662
Label
Grief is the thing with feathers, Max Porter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000055407147
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9780571323760
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)921290662

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