Author Bill Roorbach on Life Among Giants
Bill Roorbach, novelist, short story writer, memoirist, nature writer, journalist, blogger, and critic, discusses his latest novel, Life Among Giants. At seventeen, David “Lizard” Hochmeyer is nearly seven feet tall, a star quarterback, and Princeton-bound. His future seems all but assured until his parents are mysteriously murdered, leaving Lizard and his older sister, Kate, adrift and alone. In a mansion across the pond from their Connecticut home lives the world’s greatest ballerina, Sylphide, and her rock star husband, whose own disasters intersect with Lizard’s—and Kate’s—in the most intimate and surprising ways.