David Grossman A Horse Walks into a Bar

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A Horse Walks into a Bar

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In a little dive in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of standup. In the audience is a district court justice, Avishai Lazar, whom Dov knew as a boy, along with a few others who remember Dov as the awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually, teetering between hilarity and hysteria, Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood-his beautiful flower of a mother, a Holocaust survivor in need of constant monitoring; his punishing father, a striver who had little understanding of his creative son. Finally, recalling his week at a military camp for youth-where Lazar witnessed what became the central event of Dov's childhood-Dov describes the indescribable while Lazar wrestles with his own part in the comedian's story of loss and survival. A beautiful performance by Grossman (jokes in questionable taste included).

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This story reflects our human life in a comic and subtle way and holds a mirror in many different ways. Narration was simply great and reader feels he is part of crowd and Netanya. It leaves a breeze and scar inside you due to character --By Swaminathan on 23 July 2017

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WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017

One of the world’s great writers venturing into exciting new territory – a heartbreaking, visceral novel about a stand-up comedian

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