Big Fish

Big Fish

A Novel Of Mythic Proportions

Book - 1998
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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, through which he begins to understand his father's great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.

Publisher: ©1998
Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2012
Edition: First Algonquin paperback
Copyright Date: ©1998
ISBN: 9781616201647
1616201649
Branch Call Number: F Wallace
Characteristics: viii, 194 pages ;,21 cm

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Jun 25, 2016

I go the point that we all use myths to explain our lives and that our lives are full of stories and characters, some real, some that we think are real and some plain fabricated. But I did not like the Dad in this story enough to even want to learn about him. I felt the same way about the movie. I just read this in preparation for the show coming to Hamilton in Fall 2016. I trust it will be better.

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