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Featherhood|Charlie Gilmour
Featherhood : A Memoir of Two Fathers and a Magpie
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In this "vivid...lovely and inviting" (The New York Times) coming-of-age memoir--the "best piece of nature writing since H Is for Hawk" (Neil Gaiman)--a young man saves a baby magpie as his estranged father is dying, only to find that caring for the bird saves him. This is a story of two men who could talk to birds--but were completely incapable of talking to each other. A father who fled from his family in the dead of night, and the jackdaw he raised like a child. A son obsessed with his absence--and the young magpie that fell into his path and refused to fly away. This is a story about the crow family and human family; about repetition across generations and birds that run in the blood; about a terror of repeating the sins of the father and a desire to build a nest of one's own.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781501198519
  • ISBN-10: 1501198513
  • Publisher: Scribner Book Company
  • Publish Date: January 2022
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.65 pounds
  • Page Count: 320

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