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Big fish: a novel of mythic proportions

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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. Animals loved him, people loved him, women loved him. He knew more jokes than any man alive. At least that's what he told his son, William. But now Edward Bloom is dying, and William wants desperately to know the truth about his elusive father--this indefatigable teller of tall tales--before it's too late. So, using the few facts he knows, William re-creates Edward's life in a series of legends and myths, through which he begins to understand his father's great feats, and his great failings. The result is hilarious and wrenching, tender and outrageous.

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Full title big fish
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subject_facet Alabama -- Fiction, Fathers and sons -- Fiction, Parents -- Death -- Fiction, Storytelling -- Fiction, Terminally ill -- Fiction, Young men -- Family relationships -- Fiction
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title_sub a novel of mythic proportions
topic_facet Death, Family relationships, Fathers and sons, Fiction, Literature, Parents, Storytelling, Terminally ill, Young men