Thorndike Press

The Swallowed Man

  • Edward Carey
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  • ISBN-10: 143288798X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887988
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .74 lbs ( .34 kgs)
  • 210 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released July 2021

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A New York Times Editors’ Choice

I am writing this account, in another man’s book, by candlelight, inside the belly of a fish. I have been eaten. I have been eaten, yet I am living still.

In the small Tuscan town of Collodi, a lonely woodcarver longs for a son. One day, Geppetto carves for himself a pinewood boy, and his handsome new creation comes magically to life. Pinocchio torments his father, making up stories — whereupon his nose grows before his eyes like an antler. When the boy disappears after one last fight, the father follows a rumor out into the sea, where he is swallowed by a great fish — and consumed by guilt. He hunkers in the creature’s belly awaiting the day when he will reconcile with the son he drove away.


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