Michael Kimball - Big Ray
Released: 06/12/2012 Bloomsbury CircusAs with his previous, Dear Everybody, Kimball's new novel is delivered via assorted vignettes. Recollections, photos, and ‘fat jokes' chart Daniel's fraught ties with his abusive, 500-pound father, Ray, whose death leaves behind a collection of Coca-Cola memorabilia and a secret vaster still. Author of the acclaimed The Ask, Sam Lipsyte has heaped praise on this already... For more information visit: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/big-ray-9781408828052/ Buy: http://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/fiction-poetry/big-ray-a-novel,michael-kimball-97814088…
Financial Times“A narrative of stirring empathy...” Like Dear Everybody, Big Ray is a biography in pieces; Kimball creates a complex portrait in 500 short texts that range in length; the effect is of prose that has been reduced by its own emotional weight. Big Ray is a multifaceted ogre...
The Independent“Imaginatively elliptical...” It's rare for obesity to be tackled directly in literature and Kimball is ahead of the pack with his intimate account of a condition that's assuming centre-stage in society. Its delicately layered account builds to a whole that is intensely moving...
Publishers Weekly“Sad, shifting complexity” The book reads like a memoir, the entirely believable product of a son grappling with the death and life of his father...
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