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Falling Out of Time Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Length: 210 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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"Grossman raises questions about the nature of grief and mourning and demonstrates, once again, his rare gift of storytelling, a realm where loss is not merely an absence but a life force of its own." (Jewish Chronicle)

"A harrowing testimony to grief… It’s a measure of Grossman’s clarity of thought and his theatrical timing that one reaches its end and feels, in some small way, glad to have been in his characters’ company however grim the road they travel." (Rosemary Goring Glasgow Sunday Herald)

"A book that needed to be written." (Kate Kellaway Observer)

"On the page the book resembles a play, or a prose poem, possessing at times the qualities of a religious or mystical text... Falling Out of Time is short, and clearly a deeply personal book, but its importance and impact ought not to be underestimated." (Ian Sansom Guardian)

"The greatest Israeli writer of his generation." (Lucy Daniel Telegraph)

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Following the magisterial To the End of the Land, the universally acclaimed Israeli author brings us an incandescent fable of parental grief - slim, elemental, a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art’s triumph over death.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 916 KB
  • Print Length: 210 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Digital (6 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FRLZRUK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232,379 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The best book I have read since my son died three years ago. Grossman is a master of metaphor. He knows about a parents grief inside out - its complicated and simple both at the have all been stripped away. When the man decides to go there, there is of course no 'there' and his wife knows that if he goes he will not come back - all bereaved parents will have expressed this desire to see their child just one more time and most will have contemplated suicide as the means to that end. Grossman explores the horror and the ultimate impossibility of such thoughts with huge imagination - grotesque in parts, certainly otherworldly but always grounded in real emotion. Written as a long form poem and presented as a stage script Falling out of Time has echoes of both Shakepeare and Beckett and will be read as such. But it is no less original for that.

When my son died - time did indeed stop. And I have been going round in circles ever since. I am now more ready to accept this as my own fate.
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Most unusual and a book that touches on so many depths. If you are finding your way through loss; work with bereaved; simply want to read something different, then I highly recommend this book.
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Set in a nameless village, this is a harrowing account of a group of grief-stricken parents mourning the death of their children. Written in very short sentences, the novel takes the form of a long poem of mourning. The sparse use of language and visceral flow of words captures the horror of parental loss in a way I have rarely seen. Each page gauges your emotions and you reach the end feeling emotionally utterly drained for you too have vicariously experienced this unbearable loss.
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I bought this without realising that it was written as verse with narrative interspersed so at first I was taken aback, thinking I wouldn't have bought this if I'd known... but gradually I was taken over by the power of the words, the rhythms, the sounds in my head, the emotions. So many passages were memorable - I will read it again, it gives a comfort that I think we all need.
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Astonishing book if hard to follow st times. Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys poetry as well as prose
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Very moving especially after reading 'To the End of the Land'. A short read that is personal and deeply felt.
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