Big Ray: A Novel

Big Ray: A Novel

by Michael Kimball
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Big Ray: A Novel by Michael Kimball

Big Ray's temper and obesity define him. When Big Ray dies, his son feels mostly relief, dismissing his other emotions. Yet years later, the adult son must reckon with the outsized presence of his father's memory. This stunning novel, narrated in more 500 brief entries, moves between past and present, between his father's death and his life, between an abusive childhood and an adult understanding. Shot through with humor and insight that will resonate with anyone who has experienced a complicated parental relationship, Big Ray is a staggering family story-at once brutal and tender, sickening and beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608199365
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/04/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Michael Kimball is the author of The Way the Family Got Away, How Much of Us There Was and Dear Everybody, and his novels have been translated into a dozen languages. His work has been featured on NPR's All Things Considered and in the Guardian, Vice, Bomb and New York Tyrant. He is also a documentary filmmaker.

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Big Ray: A Novel 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Big Ray in two sittings. thoroughly enjoyed it. somehow I couldn't help thinking this more a true story than a novel. BUT WHAT ARE THESE OTHER TWO REVIEWS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH BIG RAY AND ARE FILTHY TO PUT IT NICELY?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way too confusing......and the door is did the other teachers get in? No offense but terribly written. Too much details crammed in.....too short. Infact it deserves negativw amount of stars but sadly it cant do that. Try something better story writer