Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach
A Novel

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...the pages turn themselves so quickly, perhaps because the settings are so delicious...
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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.

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About Bill Roorbach

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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.
 
Published August 20, 2013 by Algonquin Books. 353 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Haley Tanner on Feb 22 2013

...the pages turn themselves so quickly, perhaps because the settings are so delicious...

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