Sometimes a book comes along and knocks you off kilter–revealing your fears and longings–reminding you how to love and live better. Grief Is the Thing with Feathers by Max Porter is one such book. This astonishing, rowdy, rude, and brilliant novel dramatizes one family’s experience of mourning with the intrusion of one very unexpected visitor. It’s inventive, darkly funny, and wacky, and will make you thankful for the precious people in your lives. Published last year in England and now in the U.S. by Graywolf, the book has already won a slew of prizes. It was shortlisted for both the Guardian First book award and the Goldsmiths Prize and, recently, won the Dylan Thomas Prize.
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