Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions

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Price
$15.99  $14.87
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
Pages
196
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.2 X 0.5 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616201647

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About the Author

Daniel Wallace is the author of six novels, including Big Fish, which was adapted and released as a movie and a Broadway musical. His novels have been translated into over three-dozen languages. His essays and interviews have been published in The Bitter Southerner, Garden & Gun, Poets & Writers and Our State magazine, where he was, for a short time, the barbecue critic. His short stories have appeared in over fifty magazines and periodicals. He was awarded the Harper Lee Award, given to a nationally recognized Alabama writer who has made a significant lifelong contribution to Alabama letters. He was inducted into the Alabama Literary Hall of Fame in 2022. He is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Reviews

"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