Big Fish Setting

Daniel Wallace
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Ashland

Ashland is a small town in Alabama. Edward Bloom was born in Ashland, and at the time, it was a very small, rural town. Growing up in Ashland, Edward excelled in both physical and academic pursuits. However, at the age of 17, he decided that he needed to leave Ashland in order to pursue greatness and to explore the wider world.

Bloom House

Most of the novel’s present-day segments take place in the Bloom family’s residence, the location of which is not explicitly stated. It is a large house with a swimming pool, which reflects the wealth that Edward has acquired in his life. As Edward dies of cancer, William repeatedly visits Edward’s room in unsuccessful attempts to acquire factually accurate accounts of Edward’s life.

Town with No Name

The town with no name is a mysterious, unnamed town that Edward claims to have passed...

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