Life Among Giants (Hardcover)

Out of Print

December 2012 Indie Next List


“Roorbach has given readers a totally unique family saga that is infused with love, sex, and murder. This is the kind of story that takes you on a journey from the very first page and races right along to the unforgettable conclusion. I was drawn in by the characters, both sympathetic and despicable. This is a great book to recommend to everyone.”
— Barbara Kelly, Portland Bookstore, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Description


This funny, exuberant novel captures the reader with the grand sweep of seven-foot-tall David Lizard Hochmeyer's larger-than-life quest to unravel the mystery surrounding his parents deaths. It's a journey laden with pro football stars, a master chef and his beautiful transvestite lover, a world-famous ballerina and her English rocker husband, and a sister who's as brilliant as she is unstable. A wildly entertaining, plot-twisting novel of murder, seduction, and revenge--rich in incident, expansive in character, and lavish in setting"--Life Among Giants"is an exhilarating adventure. Editors pick for Amazon's Best of 2012

"Shelf Awareness"Top Ten Best Fiction of 2012

"Columbus Dispatch"'s Top Books of 2012.

About the Author


BILL ROORBACH is the author of eight books of fiction and nonfiction, including the Flannery O'Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winner "Big Bend, Into Woods, "and "Temple Stream. "The tenth anniversary edition of his craft book, "Writing Life Stories, "is used in writing programs around the world. His work has been published in "Harper's, "the "Atlantic Monthly, Playboy, "the "New York Times Magazine, Granta, New York, "and dozens of other magazines and journals.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781616200763
ISBN-10: 1616200766
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication Date: November 13th, 2012
Pages: 352
Language: English