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A Horse Walks into a Bar
Author: David Grossman

ISBN: 9781910702932
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 14 November 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 13.8 x 2.3
Description:
One of the world's great writers venturing into exciting new territory - a heartbreaking, visceral novel about a stand-up comedian

The setting is a comedy club in a small Israeli town. An audience that has come expecting an evening of amusement instead sees a comedian falling apart on stage; an act of disintegration, a man crumbling, as a matter of choice, before their eyes. They could get up and leave, or boo and whistle and drive him from the stage, if they were not so drawn to glimpse his personal hell. Dovale Gee, a veteran stand-up comic - charming, erratic, repellent - exposes a wound he has been living with for years: a fateful and gruesome choice he had to make between the two people who were dearest to him.

A Horse Walks into a Bar is a shocking and breathtaking read. Betrayals between lovers, the treachery of friends, guilt demanding redress. Flaying alive both himself and the people watching him, Dovale Gee provokes both revulsion and empathy from an audience that doesn't know whether to laugh or cry - and all this in the presence of a former childhood friend who is trying to understand why he's been summo...

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