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 sentimental bird is drawn to the grieving family and threatens to stay until they no longer need him.
This extraordinary debut, full of unexpected humour and emotional truth, marks the arrival of a thrilling and significant new talent.
Amazing and unforgettable. (The Times)
Dazzlingly good . . . Anyone who has ever loved someone, or lost someone, or both, will be gripped by it. It's very sad and very funny. (Robert Macfarlane)
One of the most surprising books this year. (Spectator Books of the Year)
Unlike anything I've read before. (Guardian Books of the Year)
A blast and a breeze and, strangely, a delight. (Jonathan Gibbs Independent)
A beguiling literary hybrid. (Lucy Scholes The Observer)
Utterly astonishing. Truly, truly remarkable. (Nathan Filer)
Funny and warm and real, this little book is one to linger on and savour. (Francesca Wade Telegraph)
A luminous reading experience. (TLS)
Compact and splendid. (Adam Mars-Jones London Review of Books)
|Editura||Faber & Faber|
|Dimensiuni||20 x 13 cm|