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  • ISBN: 9781681684383 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1681684381 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 51 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge : 2017.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Joe Barrett.
Summary, etc.:
In a little dive in a small Israeli city, Dov Greenstein, a comedian a bit past his prime, is doing a night of standup. In the audience is a district court justice, Avishai Lazar, whom Dov knew as a boy, along with a few others who remember Dov as the awkward, scrawny kid who walked on his hands to confound the neighborhood bullies. Gradually, teetering between hilarity and hysteria, Dov's patter becomes a kind of memoir, taking us back into the terrors of his childhood-his beautiful flower of a mother, a Holocaust survivor in need of constant monitoring; his punishing father, a striver who had little understanding of his creative son. Finally, recalling his week at a military camp for youth-where Lazar witnessed what became the central event of Dov's childhood-Dov describes the indescribable while Lazar wrestles with his own part in the comedian's story of loss and survival. A beautiful performance by Grossman (jokes in questionable taste included).
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Comedians > Fiction.
Stand-up comedy > Fiction.
Children > Fiction.

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