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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User Review  - wareagle78 - LibraryThing

The book was a quicker read than I originally thought - I finished it in a day after about 3 false starts over several months. The novel explores the relationship between a son and his dying father ... Read full review

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User Review  - Aaron Schroeder - Goodreads

Edward Bloom was a special man. He was basically flawless. He could outrun anything. He saved lives and tamed wild giants. People loved him and animals loved him. He knew a lot of jokes and stories ... 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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