Big Fish

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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, May 15, 2012 - Fiction - 196 pages
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In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that's what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father --this indefatigable teller of tall tales--before it's too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward's life in a series of legends and myths--hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous--through which he begins to understand his father's great feats, and his great failings.

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Beautiful, poetic writing. - Goodreads
Finally some beautiful prose to fawn over. - Goodreads
As a fan of storytelling this book was a perfect fit. - Goodreads
Having said that,i liked the ending >.< - Goodreads
I found the ending, although fanciful, very safisfying! - Goodreads
The book has a fairy tale type ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Prongs - Goodreads

This book caught me on kind of a weird week but I finished it in one sitting and basically cried from start to finish. Finally some beautiful prose to fawn over. Best imagery and character development ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

As the book's cover says, "Comic and poignant." But also often bizarre and random. I was disappointed that at the end I still didn't quite see the point of it all. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Daniel Wallace is the author of Big Fish (which was made into a fearture film), The Watermelon King, Ray in Reverse, Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician, and The Kings and Queens of Roam. Wallaces works have been translated into more than 25 languages. Wallace is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches and directs the Creative Writing Program.

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