Livraria Lello suggests David Grossman
David Grossman is the author of the month at Livraria Lello and, therefore, October's suggestions are two novels written by one of today's most acclaimed writers. The booksellers of World's Most Beautiful Bookshop have chosen two books by the author with particularly intense stories.
A horse walks into a bar - David Grossman
Defined by critics as "a short, shocking masterpiece," A Horse Walks into a Bar won the 2017 Man Booker International Prize for how David Grossman took emotional and stylistic risks in this work.
The novel tells the story of a stand-up comedian in the course of an evening performance. In a dance between comedian and audience, with barbs flying back and forth, absurdity and humor are used to explore the darkest recesses of the human condition.
See Under: Love - David Grossman
See Under: Love is a luminous, imaginative, and deeply moving novel that tells the story of the romance of one of Israel's most important writers, Momik, the only son of a couple of Holocaust survivors, who grew up in the shadow of his parents' history.
Although he was determined to eliminate the "Nazi Beast" from his life as he prepared for a second holocaust he knew was coming, Momik tries to protect himself from all feelings and attachment, yet the stories his great uncle tells him eventually cause Momik to become "infected with humanity."