Day: May 20, 2019

Israeli Author David Grossman Wins Man Booker International Prize

Set in a small Israeli town, the novel is focused fully on the act of comic Dovaleh Greenstein. Taking to the stage to needle his audience with vulgar and aggressive jokes, Greenstein’s repellent efficiency begins to crumble as he reveals a fateful and gruesome choice he once made, which has haunted him ever since. “David Grossman has attempted an bold excessive-wire act of a novel, and he’s pulled it off spectacularly,” said the chair of judges and director of the Edinburgh worldwide book festival Nick Barley. “A Horse Walks right into a Bar shines a spotlight on the effects of grief, without any hint of sentimentality.

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