A Horse Walks into a Bar


By David Grossman, and Jessica Cohen

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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.


06 Apr 2017


A big thank you to the Man Booker International Prize for introducing me to this book. I can't imagine I would have come across it otherwise. This is a brilliant novel based in an Israeli comedy club. We witness the strangest ever night of comedy when the stand-up begins to tell us his very personal story. Funny, tragic, moving, shocking and heartbreaking, this is a novel not to be missed.

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