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Horse Walks into a Bar, A

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  •  Horse Walks into a Bar, A
    Title: Horse Walks into a Bar, A
    Author: GROSSMAN DAVID
    Illustrator: COHEN JESSICA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 09/11/2017
    Imprint: VINTAGE
    Price: $23.00
    Publishing status: Active

    This heartbreaking, visceral novel was awarded the 2017 International Man Booker Prize.

    This is a Guardian and New Statesman Book of the Year. 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. Dovaleh G, 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, Dovaleh G 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 summoned to this performance.

    ISBN: 9781784704223
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