'A talented and fascinating writer. Daniel Wallace has created a jewel in BIG FISH' -- Winston Groom, author of FORREST GUMP
'Eloquent and witty...beautifully illustrating the importance of having the chance to say goodbye' -- BIG ISSUE
'Extravagent and endearing' -- GUARDIAN
From the Inside Flap
William Blooms father, Edward, is dying. In his prime he was an extraordinary man: animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him; he was an inspired salesman a visionary, in fact; and he knew more jokes than any man alive.
Or at least, thats what hes told his son. But Edward wasnt really around that much and now, watching his father die, William grows increasingly desperate to know him before its all too late. In a wonderful sleight of hand, William re-creates his elusive fathers life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, William begins to understand Edward Blooms great feats and his great failings managing to reckon with the father hes about to lose. And find a way to say goodbye.
A highly original, funny, poignant debut, Big Fish teaches us about the art of joke telling, the transformative power of storytelling, and one way of moving from life to death.