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The Resource Featherhood : a memoir of two fathers and a magpie, Charlie Gilmour

Featherhood : a memoir of two fathers and a magpie, Charlie Gilmour

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Featherhood : a memoir of two fathers and a magpie
Title
Featherhood
Title remainder
a memoir of two fathers and a magpie
Statement of responsibility
Charlie Gilmour
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "One spring day, a baby magpie falls out of its nest and into Charlie Gilmour’s hands. Magpies, he soon discovers, are as clever and mischievous as monkeys. They are also notorious thieves, and this one quickly steals his heart. By the time the creature develops shiny black feathers that inspire the name Benzene, Charlie and the bird have forged an unbreakable bond. While caring for Benzene, Charlie learns his biological father, an eccentric British poet named Heathcote Williams who vanished when Charlie was six months old, is ill. As he grapples with Heathcote’s abandonment, Charlie comes across one of his poems, in which Heathcote describes how an impish young jackdaw fell from its nest and captured his affection. Over time, Benzene helps Charlie unravel his fears about repeating the past—and embrace the role of father himself. A bird falls, a father dies, a child is born. Featherhood is the unforgettable story of a love affair between a man and a bird. It is also a beautiful and affecting memoir about childhood and parenthood, captivity and freedom, grief and love"--from publisher's website
  • "A beautiful, moving, and wildly original memoir of grief, healing, and fatherhood through the story of a young man who adopts a baby magpie"--
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10940210
Cataloging source
DLC
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Gilmour, Charlie Samson
Dewey number
598
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL795.B57
LC item number
G55 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Birds
  • Magpies
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Gilmour, Charlie Samson
  • Fathers and sons
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a memoir of two fathers and a magpie
Label
Featherhood : a memoir of two fathers and a magpie, Charlie Gilmour
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1227985016
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781501198502
Lccn
2020012156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227985016
Label
Featherhood : a memoir of two fathers and a magpie, Charlie Gilmour
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1227985016
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781501198502
Lccn
2020012156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1227985016

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