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‘Grief Is The Thing With Feathers’ is a postmodern novel about grief, and it’s so damn sad and so damn perfect

Toward the end of Max Porter’s novel Grief Is The Thing With Feathers,’ Porter is tasked with explaining what grief is: “Grief? … It is everything. It is the fabric of selfhood and beautifully chaotic.” And in a way, that is the perfect way to describe Grief Is The Thing With Feathers — a postmodern novel that details one family’s intense grieving process. SEE ALSO: We read the ‘The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger’ book in anticipation of the movie, and oof, we need to talk The book follows three perspectives after a family’s mother dies: Dad, Boys (a combination of the families two children), and Crow (who is the maybe real, maybe imaginary incarnation of grief who resides with the family while they grieve). Through a series of vignettes told from the viewpoint of each character, Grief explores just what happens when we lose someone and what it means to heal. Read more…More about Podcast, Grief, Podcasts, Mashreads, and Mashreads Podcast