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Falling Out of Time

Grossman, David (Book - 2014 )
Falling Out of Time
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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 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 Math 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.
Authors: Grossman, David
Title: Falling out of time
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2014
Edition: First United States edition
Characteristics: 193 pages ; 20 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Translation of: Nofel mi-ḥuts la-zeman
Summary: 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 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 Math 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.
Additional Contributors: Cohen, Jessica
ISBN: 9780345805850
0385350139
9780385350136
0345805852
Statement of Responsibility: David Grossman ; translated from the Hebrew by Jessica Cohen
Subject Headings: Bereavement Fiction
Topical Term: Bereavement
LCCN: 2013017532
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