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The Resource Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions, by Daniel Wallace

Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions, by Daniel Wallace

Label
Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions
Title
Big fish
Title remainder
a novel of mythic proportions
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel Wallace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his prime, Edward Bloom was an extraordinary man. He could outrun anybody. He never missed a day of school. He saved lives and tamed giants. He was an inspired salesman-a visionary, in fact-and a beneficent real estate magnate who once bought a whole town just to make sure it would never change. Animals loved him. People loved him. Women loved him (and he loved them back). And he knew more jokes than any man alive. Or at least that's what he's told his son, William. William doesn't really know his father because, actually, Edward wasn't home all that much. So William sets out to discover who his father was by recreating his life in a series of myths and legends inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tall tales, William begins to understand Edward Bloom's great feats-and his great failings. In scenes by turns hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous, Big Fish teaches us about the manipulative power of myth making, the search for an honesty somehow deeper than truth, and the redemption that can occur when one moves from life to death
Cataloging source
IKG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wallace, Daniel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fathers and sons
  • Parents
  • Young men
  • Fathers and sons
  • Parents
  • Young men
  • Father-son relationship
  • Terminally ill
  • Storytelling
  • Alabama
Label
Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions, by Daniel Wallace
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes "A Penguin readers guide to Big Fish", 9 p. at end
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53381477
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
180, 9 pages
Isbn
9780142004272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53381477
Label
Big fish : a novel of mythic proportions, by Daniel Wallace
Publication
Note
Includes "A Penguin readers guide to Big Fish", 9 p. at end
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm53381477
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
180, 9 pages
Isbn
9780142004272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)53381477

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