Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

Grief Is the Thing With Feathers

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2016
ISBN: 9781555977412
1555977413
Characteristics: 114 pages ; 19 cm

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WestSlope_MarlyO Oct 16, 2018

A beautiful elegiac book that can be read in a sitting or slowly over time. While previous knowledge and appreciation of Crow by Ted Hughes is not required it will deepen your experience.

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daisylourobson
Jan 12, 2018

This broke and soothed my heart in equal measure. So many relatable moments and helpful lines for grief. A very personal book. Exceptional.

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daphnegrich
Nov 01, 2017

Exceptional. I'm so grateful this found me.
Pair with the Phil Elverum (aka Mount Eerie) album A Crow Looked at Me for the full plunge

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laphampeak
Oct 28, 2016

A delight to read despite its subject matter. The words kept alight the continuum of his verse. Cleverly written.

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okbookgirl
Sep 27, 2016

An astonishing and brilliant book. I put a hold on it after reading an early review because I like Ted Hughes' poetry and I like crows (as animals and tricksters); and I especially like writers who are not afraid to play with the novel as narrative. I think this is an amazing debut, and look forward to reading much more by Max Porter.

Bunny_Watson716 Sep 16, 2016

A haunting, beautiful read about grief. Porter's language is poetic and playful and the intrusion of the Crow on their family is a fantastic embodiment of the emotional effects of bereavement.

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uncommonreader
Sep 10, 2016

A prose poem about grief written by a Ted Hughes fan. Not maudlin. Can be read in an hour.

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stefhollmichel
Aug 17, 2016

Not quite a novel, not quite short stories, not quite poetry. It is sad and funny and moving and thoughtful.

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elizali
Jul 14, 2016

Loved the style of this book - lyrical and quick read. Found myself empathizing and smiling along. A triumph of a debut.

ser_library Dec 26, 2015

amazingly i laughed in places; a wonderful book

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