A heartbreaking journey into grief that is both touchingly personal and movingly universal, H is for Hawk is an unflinchingly honest account of Helen Macdonald’s struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk’s taming and her own untaming.
Becoming a falconer had been a childhood wish of Macdonald’s, but her father’s death had galvanized her to act. Struck deeply by grief, she became obsessed with the idea and bought Mabel, a goshawk.
Weaving in natural history, philosophical revelations learned through trying to reconcile life with death, wonderful moments of soaring prose with Mabel, and touching memories of her late father, this book is utterly unique.
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