Friday, August 23, 2013

Life Among Giants

Idgie Says:
Sharp, sly, sarcastic, weird and funny as hell - this is a great novel to lose yourself in for a while.  The story is intricate and absorbing and  you become engrossed in the events, even while you're not sure if any of the characters make sense or are stable in any way. 

I'm sorry that I missed it the first time but very pleased it made it's way to my desk now. 

Life Among Giants
Author: Bill Roorbach
Paperback: 352 pages
Hardback Publication 2012
Publisher: Algonquin Books (August 20, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616203242
ISBN-13: 978-1616203245
Book 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.

An enchanting, darkly mysterious ballerina. A dead rock star. An unsolved double homicide, decades old. A father felled by a shadowy past. An older sister as beautiful as she is mad. A gay vegetarian chef covered in tattoos. His transvestite lover. Secret passageways, nighttime trysts, affairs, embezzling, illicit recordings — all of it revolving around one 6-foot-8, humble, sincere, Ivy League-educated orphaned professional football player. Really, what more could you want? 

Editors’ pick for Amazon’s Best of 2012
Shelf Awareness Top Ten Best Fiction of 2012
Columbus Dispatch’s Top Books of 2012