Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Grief is the thing with feathers

Grief is the thing with feathers / Max Porter, 114 pgs.

A woman dies unexpectedly and leaves her family in a painful grief that seems impossible to bear.  Her two young sons and husband are having a hard time and not seeing a way out.  Enter the crow who shows up because he is interested in grief.  He becomes part therapist, part carer and helps them heal.  I know this sounds like a crazy description but somehow, when you read the book, it all seems very reasonable.  The book alternates between the crow, the dad, and the boys as narrators.  Over time, things get better and the crow moves on.  I can't possibly be doing this book justice but it is short so if any part appeals to you, give it a try.

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