The Weight of a Thousand Feathers (Paperback)Brian Conaghan (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
An emotional rollercoaster of a book, written with so much heart it bounces off of the page ... A bold, life-affirming read * Irish Independent *
This beautiful novel deals sensitively with the topics of illness, love, sexuality, friendship and dignified death * CBI Mind Yourself 2020 Reading Guide *
Beautifully observed and hilariously uncomfortable * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Guardian *
Laughter is inevitable * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: Irish Times *
This is a portrayal of young male bonding, complete with all the lively banter of true camaraderies, at its most tender and affectionate * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Irish Times *
An outstanding debut, packed with energy and a brilliant distinctive voice * Praise for WHEN MR DOG BITES: Bookseller *
Believable, funny, brave and vulnerable young male characters ... thought-provoking novel ... drama and tension in plenty ... irrepressible humour * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: Joy Court, The School Librarian *
Humanity and humour thread through the challenging storyline from the first page to the very last * Praise for THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER: The Bookbag *
A hard-hitting, heartbreaking tale ... One sentence after another knocks the reader out * Independent *
The characterisation is superb ... A remarkably brave story * Irish Examiner *
Conaghan's lightness of touch and sense of humour shine through this heartbreaking story, and each of the characters lingers in the imagination long after the final page * Scotsman *
Although it's heartbreaking at times, there's also tenderness and humour ... T he tremendous empathy with which Conaghan writes about young people is impressive * Irish Times *
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I demolished this book in 3 sittings. It would have been 1 but I physically couldn't stay awake long enough! The Weight of... More
Let's start with the - kind of - least important thing: the writing. The Weight of a Thousand Feathers consists mostly of short chapters, which made reading easy and difficult at the same time. That might sound... More
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