Poetry Book Club

Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Grief is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

If you would like to participate in the book club, please RSVP to eshavers@gmail.com so we know how many people to expect.

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.

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.

Event address: 
326 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
Books: 
Grief Is the Thing with Feathers: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555977412
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graywolf Press - June 7th, 2016