An Evening with Max Porter

Wednesday 21st September 2016
18:30 at Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate

An Evening with Max Porter

We are proud to welcome Max Porter to Manchester Deansgate, who will be discussing his Guardian First Book Award-longlisted debut novel, and our September 2016 Book of The Month, Grief is the Thing with Feathers.


In Grief, a genre-defying, chokingly sad, witty and moving story, we see a Ted Hughes-obsessed father and his two young sons attempting to cope with the loss of a loved one in a house that is so filled with mourning and memories that grief itself, in the form of a crow, knocks on the door one day, refusing to leave until it is no longer needed.


Uniquely told through shifting voices, including that of the young boys and the crow, here is a book unlike any other, one that plays with form, and poetry and emotion, in order to achieve an understanding of both the horror and the necessity of grief in an astounding and beautiful way.


Max Porter is an editor at Granta and Portobello books. He will be in conversation with the award-winning poet Andrew McMillan, author of the poetry collection Physical.


We look forward to seeing you there.

Further details: 0161 837 3000

Manchester - Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
Wednesday 21st September 2016

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