Delicate Edible Birds

Delicate Edible Birds

And Other Stories


'Echoes the magic of gothic forebears' FINANCIAL TIMES
'Groff is a writer of rare gifts' NEW YORK TIMES
'Lauren Groff is a virtuoso' Emily St John Mandel

Delicate Edible Birds is a short story collection from acclaimed writer Lauren Groff. Spanning from 1910s New York to Second World War France and contemporary America, these dazzlingly varied stories full of fervour and insight cement Groff as one of the foremost talents of her generation.

'One of the most original voices in literature today' ESQUIRE
'A literary star' i NEWSPAPER


  • ...begins with a story set in the sort of mythical small town of plenty that Krasikov's characters might dream of...Here Groff peers behind the white picket fence to reveal a nastier underside; other stories take in World War II, and transpose the tale of Heloise And Abelard to New York in 1918.

About the author

Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, Fates and Furies and Matrix, and two short story collections, Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won The Story Prize and been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work regularly appears in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta's 2017 Best Young American Novelists.
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