"Chris Boucher's Big Giant Floating Head plays by an improbable logic all its own, and is heartbreaking and hilarious in the manner of Brautigan and Flann O'Brien, or a Krazy Kat comic redrawn by M.C. Escher."
— Jonathan Lethem
"Boucher makes the world come alive by making language come alive."
— George Saunders
"This is a novel of mad vitality, much invention, and serious fun."
— Kevin Barry, author of City of Bohane, IMPAC Winner
"Hilarious, dark and stunningly surreal. Each chapter shines with singular wonder as Boucher harnesses his unique brand of fabulism to deftly explore the tragicomic terrain of love and loss. This novel will surprise and delight, make you laugh out loud even as it breaks your heart."
— Mona Awad, author of Bunny
A recipient of a 2019 Fiction Honors Award from the Massachusetts Book Awards,Big Giant Floating Head tells the story of a character named Christopher Boucher who is navigating the end of a marriage and the mysteries of the fictional town of Coolidge, Massachusetts. Oscillating back and forth in time, the novel contains strange surprises at every turn: Christopher briefly dates a woman with an invisible dog, contracts a strange illness that divides him in half, participates in a failure competition, and joins a community called The Unloveables. In the face of these trials and others, Christopher struggles to regain his bearings, make sense of a new reality, and chart a course forward.