Max Porter’s highly original debut novel, ‘Grief is the Thing with Feathers’, has been greeted with widespread critical acclaim, being shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and scooping the prestigious Dylan Thomas Prize. The book is only 114 pages long, but it packs a punch that will send any reader reeling. A meditation on grief, family and love, the writing weaves poetry and prose, fierce emotion and unexpected humour, literary playfulness and acute psychological insight in a deeply moving and inventive way.
“It’s very sad and very funny . . .” Robert Macfarlane
“Funny and warm and real, this little book is one to linger on and savour.” The Telegraph
Grief is the Thing with Feathers