H Is for Hawk
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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. H. White's chronicle The Goshawk to begin her journey into Mabel's world. Projecting
herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of
Macdonald's humanity.

By turns heartbreaking and
hilarious, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement, a unique look at
the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, and the story of an eccentric falconer
and legendary writer. Weaving together obsession, madness, memory, myth, and
history, H Is for Hawk is a
distinctive, surprising blend of nature writing and memoir from a very gifted
writer.

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Street Date:
03/03/2015
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781481530903
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APA Citation (style guide)

Helen Macdonald. (2015). H Is for Hawk. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Helen Macdonald. 2015. H Is for Hawk. Blackstone Publishing.

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Helen Macdonald, H Is for Hawk. Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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Helen Macdonald. H Is for Hawk. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2015.

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By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement, a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, and the story of an eccentric falconer and legendary writer. Weaving together obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history, H Is for Hawk is...

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By turns heartbreaking and hilarious, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement, a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, and the story of an eccentric falconer and legendary writer. Weaving together obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history, H Is for Hawk is a distinctive, surprising blend of nature writing and memoir from a very gifted writer.

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