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Publisher's Summary

Writer and illustrator Daniel Wallace has published stories in various literary magazines. Big Fish is a novel reminiscent of Garrison Keillor and Mark Twain. It is a surprising work, filled with imagination, homespun humor, and hyperbole.
Edward Bloom, an aging salesman, is dying. As his grown son, William, cares for him, the young man tries to focus on what he knows about his father’s life. Story after story surfaces in William’s memory, and he shares mythic visions of a fantastic father who was loved by all—a man who was the best runner, fisherman, businessman, and adventurer in the world. Big Fish tells these tall tales of Edward Bloom’s life. Punctuated with his vast repertory of jokes, they set the stage for Edward’s final, wonderful transformation.
©1998 Daniel Wallace (P)1999 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"In a plainspoken style dotted with transcendent passages, Wallace mixes the mundane and the mythical. His chapters have the transformative quality of fable and fairy tale, and the novel's roomy structure allows the mystery and lyricism of the story to coalesce." ( Publishers Weekly)
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By stephanie Colclough on 01-05-15

movie was better

the ending in the film was so much better, although a great book. I did enjoy the movie much more and it remains my favorite film

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By Jocey on 08-29-17

great story

If you like the movie, you will love the book just as much, I promise you.

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By Andrew duce on 11-28-16

Absolutely beautiful

Captivating from start to finish, better than I had hoped. It has become a favorite of mine

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