WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE From the bestselling author of To the End of the Land comes a searing story of loss and survival.
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 will alter the lives of several of those in attendance.
A Horse Walks Into a Bar is a poignant exploration of how people confront life’s capricious battering.