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Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions

Author: Daniel Wallace
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Now that his father is dying, William Bloom realizes he hardly knows him, but the father is more interested in evading his questions than answering them. So Bloom reconstructs his father's life with a series of heroic tales and in the process gets to know him.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wallace, Daniel, 1959-
Big fish.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 1998
(OCoLC)606986024
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Wallace
ISBN: 1565122178 9781565122178
OCLC Number: 39269578
Description: 180 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The Day He Was Born --
In Which He Speaks to Animals --
The Year It Snowed in Alabama --
His Great Promise --
My Father's Death: Take 1 --
The Girl in the River --
His Quiet Charm --
How He Tamed the Giant --
In Which He Goes Fishing --
The Day He Left Ashland --
Entering a New World --
The Old Lady and the Eye --
My Father's Death: Take 2 --
His First Great Love --
His Legendary Legs --
In Which He Makes His Move --
The Fight --
On Meeting the In-Laws --
His Three Labors --
He Goes to War --
My Father's Death: Take 3 --
The Day I Was Born --
How He Saw Me --
How He Saved My Life --
His Immortality --
His Greatest Power --
In Which He Has a Dream --
In Which He Buys a Town, and More --
How It Ends --
My Father's Death: Take 4 --
Big Fish.
Responsibility: by Daniel Wallace.
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Sitting by his father's deathbed, William Bloom tries to understand the man quickly slipping away, who is more interested in evading his son's questions than answering them. So William reconstructs  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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