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H is for Hawk
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Published:
New York : Grove Press, 2014.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
300 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Adult Biography
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Description
* NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Winner of the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize * Named the Costa Book of the Year * #1 bestseller in the UK * A Guardian and Economist Best Book of the Year When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer—Helen had been 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 temperament 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 challenging endeavor. Projecting herself "in the hawk's wild mind to tame her" tested the limits of Macdonald's humanity and changed her life. Heart-wrenching and humorous, this book is an unflinching account of bereavement and a unique look at the magnetism of an extraordinary beast, with a parallel examination of a legendary writer's eccentric falconry. Obsession, madness, memory, myth, and history combine to achieve a distinctive blend of nature writing and memoir from an outstanding literary innovator.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802123411, 0802123414

Notes

General Note
Originally published: London : Jonathan Cape, 2014.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Description
An award-winning best-seller from the UK recounts how the author, an experienced falconer grieving the sudden death of her father, endeavored to train for the first time a dangerous goshawk predator as part of her personal recovery.
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Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, H. (2014). H is for Hawk. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Helen, 1970-. 2014. H Is for Hawk. New York: Grove Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Helen, 1970-, H Is for Hawk. New York: Grove Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Macdonald, Helen. H Is for Hawk. New York: Grove Press, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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