Books by Daniel Wallace

EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 30, 2017

"A sweet-tempered, funny, surprisingly poignant romantic tale."
The newest from Wallace, best known for Big Fish (1998), offers a tenderhearted, likable contribution to the tradition of the Great American Chump Novel. Read full book review >
THE KINGS AND QUEENS OF ROAM by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 7, 2013

"A fanciful story layered in symbolism and ripe with lyrical language."
Wallace (Big Fish, 2001, etc.) spins another mythical tale about love and family. Read full book review >
MR. SEBASTIAN AND THE NEGRO MAGICIAN by Daniel Wallace
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 3, 2007

"Quietly elegiac but unnecessarily convoluted tale of missed connections and rotten luck."
A magician conjures abject failure in Wallace's (The Watermelon King, 2003, etc.) bleak fourth. Read full book review >
THE WATERMELON KING by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2003

"For a fable, Wallace strikes a completely wrong tone, narrating his tale in short, ponderous, testimony-like recollections by various townsfolk. The result: heavy, pompous, and dull."
Heavy-handed fantasy set in the Deep South, from a hip young novelist (Ray in Reverse, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
RAY IN REVERSE by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2000

"A deft and economical writer with a fine ear for dialogue, Wallace has produced a finely wrought novel that often reads like a series of short stories building in power as this life unfurls from front to back. (Author tour)"
Instead of following his protagonist from cradle to grave, Wallace, in this clever follow-up to his well-received first novel, Big Fish (1998), replays the life of an ordinary man who pretty much sleepwalked through his time on earth. Read full book review >
BIG FISH by Daniel Wallace
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 1998

"More a series of ingenious sketches than a cohesive novel, but, still, a vigorous updating of the purely American genre of the tall tale—as well as an imaginative, and moving, record of a son's love for a charming, unknowable father. (Author tour)"
An audacious, highly original debut novel, in which a son attempts to resolve the mysteries surrounding his father by re-creating the man's life as a series of exuberant tall tales. Read full book review >