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The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey

Storyteller, Edward Carey reimagines the classic fairytale, Pinocchio, in this narrative about a carpenter who one day realized he didn’t want to be alone. In “The Swallowed Man,” we meet Joseph Lorenzini. We follow the story through Giuseppe’s eyes, after he’s been swallowed by a monstrous fish. Readers may remember him as Geppetto, from the original novel or Disney film. He longed for a son, and in a frenzy of workmanship, he created one. Out of wood.

The book reads as a diary. Joseph found a scarcely used captain’s log inside his massive captor, along with the remnants of a...


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