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 reviewshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 186g
  • SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Film Tie-In
  • 0743484258
  • 9780743484251
  • 46,423

About Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace works as an illustrator in North Carolina. BIG FISH is his first novel.show more

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13,717 ratings
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4 36% (4,963)
3 32% (4,334)
2 9% (1,279)
1 2% (291)
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