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Falling Out of Time

Falling Out of Time (Paperback)

By Grossman, David
Translated by Cohen, Jessica

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In Falling Out of Time, David Grossman has created a genre-defying drama - part play, part prose, pure poetry - to tell the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. It begins in a small village, in a kitchen, where a man announces to his wife that he is... leaving, embarking on a journey in search of their dead son. The man - called simply the 'Walking Man' - paces in ever-widening circles around the town. One after another, all manner of townsfolk fall into step with him (the Net Mender, the Midwife, the Elderly Maths Teacher, even the Duke), each enduring his or her own loss. The walkers raise questions of grief and bereavement: Can death be overcome by an intensity of speech or memory? Is it possible, even for a fleeting moment, to call to the dead and free them from their death? Grossman's answer to such questions is a hymn to these characters, who ultimately find solace and hope in their communal act of breaching death's hermetic separateness. For the reader, the solace is in their clamorous vitality, and in the gift of Grossman's storytelling - a realm where loss is not merely an absence, but a life force of its own.
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ISBN 9780099583721
Released NZ 1 Apr 2015
Publisher Vintage
Format Paperback
Language English (translated from: Hebrew)
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780099583721
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage
Released 1 Apr 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from Hebrew
Author(s) By Grossman, David
Translated by Cohen, Jessica
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 892.436
Weight 149g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade