A Horse Walks into a Bar: A novel

A Horse Walks into a Bar: A novel

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The award-winning and internationally acclaimed author of the To the End of the Land now gives us a searing short novel about the life of a stand-up comic, as revealed in the course of one evening’s performance. In the dance between comic and audience, with barbs flying back and forth, a deeper story begins to take shape—one that will alter the lives of many of those in attendance.

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Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

Grossman’s tragic vision never leaves him, even if the vehicle here is more reminiscent of Laurence Olivier’s performance as the failed actor in John Osborne’s “The Entertainer’’ than the fictional landscapes we are familiar with from this author.

Grossman has taken it to a new level. He has left a trail of blood and sweat on the page that only a true master — a Lenny Bruce, a Franz Kafka — could dream of replicating.

Grossman takes a lot of risks with A Horse Walks into a Bar, and every one of them pays off spectacularly well.

Book Details  

Publisher: Knopf (February 21, 2017)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 208 pages

File size: 4.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Man Booker International Prize 2017 winner

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