Big Fish

Big Fish Cover

Big Fish

A Novel of Mythic Proportions

By Daniel Wallace

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616201647, 194pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2012

Description

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, through which he begins to understand his father's great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.



About the Author
Daniel Wallace has published stories in numerous magazines, including "Story", "Glimmer Train", "Prairie Schooner", and "Shenandoah". His first novel, "Big Fish", was translated into German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, and Chinese. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Daniel Wallace now lives with his son, Henry, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he also works as an illustrator.