One morning, Assaf's routine is interrupted by an absurd assignment: to find the owner of a stray yellow lab. Meanwhile, on the other side of the city, Tamar, a talented young singer with a lonely, tempestuous soul, undertakes an equally unpromising mission: to rescue a teenage drug addict from the Jerusalem underworld . . . and, eventually, to find her dog.
Someone to Run With is the most popular work to date from "a writer who has been, for nearly two decades, one of the most original and talented . . . anywhere" (The New York Times Book Review), a bestseller hailed by the Israeli press (and reform politicians such as Shimon Peres) for its mixture of fairy-tale magic, emotional sensitivity, and gritty realism. The novel explores the life of Israeli street kids-whom Grossman interviewed extensively for the novel-and the anxieties of family life in a society racked by self-doubt. Most of all, it evokes the adventure of adolescence and the discovery of love, as Tamar and Assaf, pushed beyond the limits of childhood by their quests, find themselves, and each other.
That's what soulful high school graduate Peter Barooke hopes is the case, anyway, as he sets out in 1974 to find The Revolution, the true meaning of his existence amid the Wisconsin wilderness that surrounds his uncle's empty cabin in the woods.
Peter arrives at the cabin only to find that a local rock 'n' roll band and their English setter have already taken up a temporary residence there. As he comes to know the group and its leader's songs and philosophies on the meaning of existence, Peter believes he has finally found his Revolution and the kindred spirits he longed for back in high school.
He soon discovers, however, that even The Revolution has a price, and it's quite a bit more than that of an apple.