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Fishbowl (Hardback)
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Fishbowl (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 06/08/2015
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Even a goldfish can dream of adventure... From his enviable view from a balcony on the 27th floor of an apartment block, Ian the Goldfish has frequent - if fleeting - desires for a more exciting life. Until one day, a series of unfortunate events gives him an opportunity to escape... Our story begins, however, with the human inhabitants of Ian's building. There is the handsome student, his girlfriend, and his mistress; an agoraphobic sex worker, the invisible caretaker; the pregnant woman on bed rest; and the home-schooled boy, Herman, who thinks he can travel through time. And as Ian tumbles perilously downwards, he will witness all their lives, loves, triumphs and disasters... A truly original, philosophically joyful and charming novel with the unlikeliest of heroes. This is Tales of the City as seen by a goldfish.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9780091956929
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 462 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Amazing" * Cosmopolitan *
"Quirky, ambitious, with a touch of serendipity" * Red Magazine *
"Refreshingly original...quirky and colourful - if you want something different and unexpected to read this summer, this is definitely a break from the norm. ****" * Heat Magazine *
"You'll fall in love with this great book and its quirky characters" * Bella *
"To decide to weave an intricate ensemble tale around the everyday lives, hopes and desires of those who occupy a high-rise apartment block is ambitious. To then decide that the hero of the story will be a philosophical goldfish - and that the novel's ending will be given away inside the opening chapter - is just plain ballsy. But Canadian writer Bradley Somer pulls off the feat with ease." * Shortlist *

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“A joy to read!”

As Ian the goldfish is falling towards the ground we are given a glimpse into the lives of the other occupants living close by. Each character is different and I liked some more than others.
This is such a quirky... More

Hardback edition
14th August 2015
Helpful? Upvote 59

“Multi-character novel about an apartment block”



A little reminiscent of the French novel, “La Vie mode d'emploi” by Georges Perec, this novel deals with the various characters in an apartment block in an American city and their inter-action.

These are... More

Hardback edition
11th July 2015
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@Gav_The_Bantam

“It is a book to enjoy; I implore you to do just that.”

This book exudes joy, life, resilience and hope

Everything, from the gorgeous cover, bright orange and with terrific typography and evocative artwork, to the wonderful fish cartoon that tumbles down the pages as they... More

Paperback edition
15th December 2015
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