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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 . . .

This short, powerful novella about a family who are visited by Crow in their moment of grief was published to superlative praise and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize. Highly original in form, Porter's bravura style and comic touch combine to create an irresistible experience for the literary reader.

Here, Max Porter gives an animated rendition from the opening pages of Grief Is the Thing with Feathers.

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Winner of the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize and shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and the Goldsmiths Prize.