Big Fish

Big Fish

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** A MAJOR TIM BURTON FILM starring Ewan Mcgregor and Jessica Lange **
** COMING SOON AS A MUSICAL starring Kelsey Grammer **

Do you ever really know your father?

Like many sons, William Bloom never really knew his father. Edward told him stories too incredible to believe about his exploits as a younger man, but any attempt to find out serious truths have been met with laughter and brush-offs. And that never mattered. But now Edward is dying, suddenly it matters a great deal.

So William sets out to tell his father's story, as he imagines it. He tames a giant, is dragged by an enormous fish through a lake and escapes a purgatory of lost dreams. Through legends and myths, William makes Edward into a true Big Fish.

The much beloved book by Daniel Wallace is soon to be a Christmas musical at The Other Palace in London.

Praise for Big Fish:

'Both comic and poignant' New York Times

'An audacious, highly original debut novel. . . An imaginative, and moving, record of a son's love for a charming, unknowable father' Kirkus Reviews

'Refreshing, original. . . Wallace mixes the mundane and the mythical. His chapters have the transformative quality of fable and fairy tale' Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 186g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0743484258
  • 9780743484251
  • 67,638

About Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace works as an illustrator in North Carolina. BIG FISH is his first novel.
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13,849 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 21% (2,887)
4 36% (5,003)
3 32% (4,379)
2 9% (1,288)
1 2% (292)
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