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    DescriptionIn 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."


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    Title
    Big Fish
    Subtitle
    A Novel of Mythic Proportions
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Wallace
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 194
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781616201647
    ISBN 10: 1616201649
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 78
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 813/.54
    BISAC V2.8: FIC045000
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.5.1.0.0
    LC classification: PS3573.A4256348 B5 2012
    Thema V1.0: FB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Imprint name
    ALGONQUIN BOOKS OF CHAPEL HILL
    Publication date
    15 May 2012
    Review quote
    A charming whopper of a tale. "The San Diego Union-Tribune" Both comic and poignant. "The New York Times" Refreshing, original . . . Wallace mixes the mundane and the mythical. His chapters have the transformative quality of fable and fairy tale. "Publishers Weekly", starred review A comic novel about death, about the mysteries of parents and the redemptive power of storytelling. "USA Today" An audacious, highly original debut novel . . . An imaginative, and moving, record of a son s love for a charming, unknowable father. "Kirkus Reviews" "
    Back cover copy
    A charming whopper of a tale. "The San Diego Union-Tribune"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. Refreshing, original . . . Wallace mixes the mundane and the mythical. His chapters have the transformative quality of fable and fairy tale. "Publishers Weekly, " starred review A comic novel about death, about the mysteries of parents and the redemptive power of storytelling. "USA Today" Highly original . . . An imaginative, and moving, record of a son s love for a charming, unknowable father. "Kirkus Reviews""