In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. Or at least that's what he told his son. Faced with the prospect of his father's death, William Bloom sets about to discover who the man really is. Daniel Wallace's magical first novel, Big Fish, is told as a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts that William knows. Through these tall tales--hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous - William begins to understand his elusive father's great feats and great failings.
Also now a major motion picture adaptation from Columbia Pictures, directed by Tim Burton and starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange, Helena Bonham Carter, Steve Buscemi, Alison Lohman, and Danny DeVito.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Comic and poignant...a nice encapsulation of the complexity with which many sons view their fathers." -The New York Times Book Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Daniel Wallace is the author of Ray in Reverse and The Watermelon King. Raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Wallace now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where he works as an illustrator.