Life Among Giants

By Bill Roorbach
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Hardcover, 9781616200763, 352pp.)

Publication Date: November 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the December 2012 Indie Next List
“Roorbach has given readers a totally unique family saga that is infused with love, sex, and murder. This is the kind of story that takes you on a journey from the very first page and races right along to the unforgettable conclusion. I was drawn in by the characters, both sympathetic and despicable. This is a great book to recommend to everyone.”
-- Barbara Kelly, Portland Bookstore, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME


Description

This funny, exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David Lizard Hochmeyer s larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents deaths. It s a journey laden with pro football stars, a master chef and his beautiful transvestite lover, a world-famous ballerina and her English rocker husband, and a sister who s as brilliant as she is unstable. A wildly entertaining, plot-twisting novel of murder, seduction, and revenge--rich in incident, expansive in character, and lavish in setting"--Life Among Giants"is an exhilarating adventure. Editors pick for Amazon s Best of 2012

"Shelf Awareness"Top Ten Best Fiction of 2012

"Columbus Dispatch" s Top Books of 2012"




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CONVERSATION STARTERS

  1. Who are the giants of the title? Is Lizard one of them, or is he merely an observer and chronicler? What is life among these giants like for Lizard? How have they steered his life? And how has he resisted them?

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