Life Among Giants
By Bill Roorbach
(Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Paperback, 9781616203245, 352pp.)
Publication Date: August 2013
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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"
- 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?