Fishboy by Mark Richard

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In the brilliant idiom of a modern Melville or Conrad, an odyssey of discovery by a bold and outrageous talent--the PEN/Hemingway Award--winning author of The Ice At The Bottom Of The World.

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MARK RICHARD is the author of two award-winning short story collections, The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Charity, and the novel Fishboy. His short stories and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, Vogue, and GQ. He is the recipient of the PEN/Hemingway Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, and a Whiting Foundation Writer's Award. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their three sons.
Published April 24, 2013 by Anchor. 244 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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This in an ill-omened ship (Fishboy has already seen the ship's cook axed to death) with a crew of criminals and freaks (an idiot, a tattooed giant, an inside-out man);

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Seafaring lore finds a macabre new context in this debut novel, a surreal tale of shipboard grotesques in mortal struggle. Protagonist Fishboy, an abandoned child with fish-like eyes and a whistling l

Mar 29 1993 | Read Full Review of Fishboy

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By the time Fishboy gets boiled up into his soupy end, the ship has foundered from a combination of disease, a submarine that gets caught in its nets and Dench's rogue wave.

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