GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS - Rare Pristine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed, Dated (Shortly After Publication), And Inscribed ("Lined") by Max Porter

Porter, Max

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1st Printing. Signed. 114 pages. Published in 2015. The author's breakthrough debut novel. One of the most sensational literary debuts of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a very small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out upon publication. The book remains available in multiple subsequent printings while the American Edition awaits publication in mid-2016 at the earliest. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Max Porter's "Grief Is The Thing With Feathers". An homage to the great British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and his masterpiece, "The Crow Watches The Man" (1995), the novel is a fable/fantasy about a Ted Hughes scholar and his two young sons coping with and "processing" their beloved mother's death. "I'm not sure I've read anything like it before. It stunned me, full of beauty, hilarity, and thick black darkness. It will stay with me for a very long time" (Evie Wyld). An absolute "must-have" title for Max Porter collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed, dated (shortly after publication), and inscribed ("lined") in black ink-pen on the title page by the author: "Max Porter 'There's a feather on my pillow' 20.10.15". The inscription is the novel's opening line. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title will become a contemporary classic. This is one of very few such signed, dated, and inscribed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Most copies available online are Later Printings. The book was into multiple subsequent printings within a month of publication. Signed copies available online command as much as $140. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant living British novelists. A fine copy. ISBN 0571323766. Bookseller Inventory #

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Here he is, husband and father, scruffy romantic, a shambolic scholar--a man adrift in the wake of his wife's sudden, accidental death. And there are his two sons who like him struggle in their London apartment to face the unbearable sadness that has engulfed them. The father imagines a future of well-meaning visitors and emptiness, while the boys wander, savage and unsupervised.

In this moment of violent despair they are visited by Crow--antagonist, trickster, goad, protector, therapist, and babysitter. This self-described "sentimental bird," at once wild and tender, who "finds humans dull except in grief," threatens to stay with the wounded family until they no longer need him. As weeks turn to months and the pain of loss lessens with the balm of memories, Crow's efforts are rewarded and the little unit of three begins to recover: Dad resumes his book about the poet Ted Hughes; the boys get on with it, grow up.

Part novella, part polyphonic fable, part essay on grief, Max Porter's extraordinary debut combines compassion and bravura style to dazzling effect. Full of angular wit and profound truths, Grief Is the Thing with Feathers is a startlingly original and haunting debut by a significant new talent.

Product Description: 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.

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Publisher: London, England: Faber & Faber
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