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. In falling out of time the characters are generalized types as in a medieval allegory or a beckett play though their griefs are specific their losses poignant and real. Review falling out of time by david grossman david grossmans new book half poem and half novel is a dramatic allegorical study of archetypal characters wandering in the wake of grief . Falling out of time is the work of space and expanse produced in the aftermath of grossmans terrible loss it is not perhaps his best novel because it is not a novel it is a work of mourning. Falling out of time is about how we use words to express and communicate grief to find a way of living through it and how at their most magical and mysterious words might somehow infuse the
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