Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions

Author(s): Daniel Wallace

Literary Fiction

** A MAJOR TIM BURTON FILM starring Ewan Mcgregor and Jessica Lange **
** COMING SOON AS A MUSICAL starring Kelsey Grammer **


Do you ever really know your father? 

Like many sons, William Bloom never really knew his father. Edward told him stories too incredible to believe about his exploits as a younger man, but any attempt to find out serious truths have been met with laughter and brush-offs. And that never mattered. But now Edward is dying, suddenly it matters a great deal. 

So William sets out to tell his father's story, as he imagines it. He tames a giant, is dragged by an enormous fish through a lake and escapes a purgatory of lost dreams. Through legends and myths, William makes Edward into a true Big Fish. 

The much beloved book by Daniel Wallace is soon to be a Christmas musical at The Other Palace in London. 

Praise for Big Fish:


'Both comic and poignantNew York Times

'An audacious, highly original debut novel. . . An imaginative, and moving, record of a son's love for a charming, unknowable father' Kirkus Reviews

'Refreshing, original. . . Wallace mixes the mundane and the mythical. His chapters have the transformative quality of fable and fairy talePublishers Weekly, starred review


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780733610288
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : Hachette Australia
  • : November 1998
  • : ---length:- '20'width:- '13'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Daniel Wallace
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 192