In a small village, in a kitchen, a man announces to his wife that he is leaving, embarking on a journey in search of their dead son. The “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 Maths Teacher, even the Duke – each enduring his or her own loss.
Israel’s celebrated author David Grossman is back at Jewish Book Week to discuss Falling Out of Time, an exploration of parental bereavement, with Ian McEwan.
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