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A Horse Walks into a Bar Audiobook

A Horse Walks into a Bar

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Winner of the International Man Booker Prize 2017.

Random House presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of A Horse Walks into a Bar by David Grossman, read by Joe Barrett.

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 onstage - 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 listen. 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.

©2017 David Grossman (P)2017 Random House AudioBooks

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    Anthony Sydney, Australia 01/08/2017
    Anthony Sydney, Australia 01/08/2017

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    "Superb, intimate and moving"

    A night of stand-up comedy spirals into the depths of despair. A life that started with abuse and bullying is exposed on the stage, through humour and despair, at times deeply intertwined. Beautifully and movingly written and narrated, this is a brilliant story of an intimate visit by a judge to a comedy club to see a friend from his youth unveil aspects of his life and relationships. Guilt, intimacy, morality and humour are shared on the stage and off.

    A fitting winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize.

    Compelling listening, probably worth a repeat to appreciate the layers and lives exposed one evening in a small comedy club in a small coastal town in Israel by a small, terminally ill, bitterly witty, falling apart comic.

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