The story of America's greatest hoax, "the Cardiff Giant"—shows up even the legendary. P.T.Barnum! All with a fantastical twist from award-winning author Harvey Jacobs.
PRAISE FOR AMERICAN GOLIATH
An inspired novel.
A masterpiece...arguably this year's best novel.
Bells clanging, lights aflash, the plot's ball bangs and rebounds. . . . A wonderful and wonderfully funny book.
His characters are haunting. . . . I have rarely enjoyed finding a writer as much as I have enjoyed my own discovery of Jacobs.
He manages to satirize our all-too-human foibles and failures without becoming too blackly unforgiving.
—Thomas M. Disch
Quietly amused, wry approach that gives distinction to Mr. Jacobs' work . . . his dry humor would be hard to improve on.
The Saturday Review
A wonderfully engrossing read. . . . I recommend it to everyone who has given up of ever again being entertained at such a high level of aspiration.
A bawdy, joyous romp . . . it's a wonderful book.
Look upon the amazing world of Harvey Jacobs! Come one, come all, for an experience never to be forgotten!
Like Doctorow's Ragtime and George R. R. Martin's Fevre Dream, it's totally realized.
A great book should aspire (and succeed) in making you laugh, making you cry and just maybe, making you think. . . . Harvey's novels will do all that.
About Harvey Jacobs
Harvey Jacobs is the award-winning author of "American Goliath" ("An inspired novel"—TIME Magazine). His short fiction has appeared in a wide spectrum of magazines in the USA and abroad including Esquire, The Paris Review, Playboy, Fantasy & Science Fiction, New Worlds, and many anthologies. In addition to the novels and short stories, he has written widely for television, the Earplay Project for radio drama, and helped create and name the Obie Awards for the Village Voice. He was publisher of the counterculture newspaper, East. He received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a New York Arts Council CAPS award for drama, a Playboy Fiction Award, and a Writers Guild of America script award.