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H Is for Hawk

H Is for Hawk( )
Author: Macdonald, Helen
ISBN:978-986-5824-64-8
Publication Date:Aug 2016
Publisher:Thinkingdom Company, Limited
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.40
Book Description:

When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer captivated by hawks since childhood, she'd never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators: the goshawk. But in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral anger mirrored her own. Resolving to purchase and raise the deadly creature as a means to cope with her loss, she adopted Mabel and turned to the guidance of The Once and Future King author T....
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary
Religion / Spirituality
Family & Relationships / Death, Grief, Bereavement
Nature / Animals / Birds
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.2 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.8 Pounds
Author Biography
Macdonald, Helen (Author)


Helen Macdonald is an English writer, naturalist and academic at the University of Cambridge. She is the author of H is for Hawk, which won the Samuel Johnson prize. This book is a depiction of the grief and depression she fell into after the sudden death of her father in 2007 and how she bounced back through falconry. H is for Hawk, which has just won the £20,000 prize, describes the year Macdonald spent training a goshawk. She writes about subsuming her grief in the relationship with the bird and trying to be like her: solitary, self-possessed, free from grief, and numb to the hurts of human life. Her book is the first memoir to win the prize. She will be at the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival in 2015.

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