Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions (Paperback)

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Information can be found in non-fiction, but if you're looking for the Truth, it lives in stories. For fans of Southern literature and amazing stories

— Al M.


In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. Or at least that's what he told his son. Faced with the prospect of his father's death, William Bloom sets about to discover who the man really is. Daniel Wallace's magical first novel, Big Fish, is told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts that William knows. Through these tall tales-hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous-William begins to understand his elusive father's great feats and great failings.

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"Comic and poignant . . . a nice encapsulation of the complexity with which many sons view their fathers." (The New York Times Book Review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780140282771
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: November 1st, 1999
Pages: 208