I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain

How do you deal with a hole in your life?

Do you grieve?

Do you drink?

Do you make out with your best friend?

Do you turn to poets and pop songs?

Do you question everything?

Do you lash out?

Do you turn the lashing inward?

If you're Avery, you do all of these things. And you write it all down in an attempt to understand what's happened -- and is happening -- to you.

I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain is an astonishing novel about navigating death and navigating life, at a time when the only map you have is the one you can draw for yourself.

Title:I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780545709569
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  • Elizabeth Willis

    Not a poem, not a novel, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain is a story in fragments. Our teenage protagonist, Avery, is attempting to piece it all together: a friendship that is becoming something more, a ...

  • Jessica

    This is the weirdest, most heart-rending thing I've read in a long time. A mix of novel-in-verse and stream-of-consciousness, it had no narrative structure and bounced from present to past with no war...

  • Hannah

    It's not often I read a book in one sitting, but this one grabbed me and wouldn't let go. Avery's world, shattered by betrayal and grief and reassembled with the help of a passel of poets will reel yo...

  • Tyler Goodson

    On the first day of summer, Avery brings home a stack of poetry. Later that summer, as he tries to navigate crushing loss and disappointment, he turns to that poetry again and again; the reading and w...

  • Rachel Watkins

    Being a human being is terribly hard. Those stuck between childhood and adulthood can be the most vulnerable, dealing with grown-up issues without the necessary emotional tools. In I FELT A FUNERAL, I...

  • Barbette

    Walton is the poetry teacher I never had. He makes me want to eat up Sexton, Berryman, a host of other writers with a spoon. I left "I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain" wanting to read other books, and the...

  • Janet

    How in the world do I review this book? It's a love poem; it's a eulogy; it's poetry; it's prose; it's uplifting; it's heart-cracking. I'm one of the luckiest people in the world to know Will Walton p...

  • jaroda

    One of my most anticipated releases of 2018, I FELT A FUNERAL, IN MY BRAIN is novel that reads like a poem. Avery is lost, trying to make sense of everything going on in his life. Inspired by the poem...

  • Andria

    Not for the casual reader, this book asks a bit of its audience as the narrative unfolds in a non-linear manner, mixing past and present, poetry and prose. But worth the effort of a careful read, it's...

  • JV

    A novel in verse and prose form, I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain is a unique work by Walton. Shattered by the death of his grandpa, Avery suddenly becomes isolated from the people he loves the most. Tol...