A Horse Walks into a Bar: A novel

A Horse Walks into a Bar: A novel

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WINNER OF THE 2017 MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE

In a dive bar in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, takes the stage for his final show. Over the course of a single evening, Dov’s patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood. And in the dance between comic and audience, a deeper story begins to take shape as Dov confronts the decision that has shaped the course of his life—a story that… (more)

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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