A mother and a child stroll through the countryside at sunset. "There is no other like you in the whole world," says the mother. "But why is there no one like me in the whole world?" Asks the boy. David Grossman tells us in the embrace the story of Ben, a boy who begins to discover the singularity of the individual and, for the first time, feels a deep fear of loneliness that implies that there are no two human beings equal and unique. The mother tries to explain to Ben that, even if we are alone, we can feel accompanied by the others. Fortunately, people have an infallible recourse against that feeling of loneliness: the embrace.