Life Among Giants by Bill Roorbach


Roorbach has an unusual way of writing in the 1st person for this novel.  The character, a former professional football player for the Miami Dolphins, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer tells the story of the  years of his life from the age of 17, his relationship with his parents and sister, going through college into professional football and eventually into the restaurant business. His telling of the story helps him come to terms with and sorts out the murder of his parents, the connection that his father and sister had with the celebrities that lived in the mansion across the pond from his parent’s house, his love affair with the woman of that mansion (a great ballerina) and his tragic decision to take matters into his own hands to end his tortured sister's pain. Oh what a tangled web was woven! Very Good.

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