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The Family Fang

Wilson, Kevin

ISBN 10: 0061579033 / ISBN 13: 9780061579035
Verlag: Ecco/Harper Collins, 2011
Gebraucht Zustand: Fine Hardcover
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Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author, Kevin Wilson. New/unread US first edition, first printing. Photo from event included with purchase. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 015595

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Titel: The Family Fang

Verlag: Ecco/Harper Collins

Erscheinungsdatum: 2011

Einband: Hard Cover


Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine

Signiert: Signed by Author

Auflage: First Edition.

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"[A] delightfully quirky novel...completely relatable."--People, Top 10 Books of 2011

"In his debut novel, Kevin Wilson expertly navigates between pathos and black comedy while negotiating a smart debate about the human cost of sacrificing all for one's art. Fang has bite but is also incredibly fun."--Time magazine, Top 10 Fiction Books of 2011

"This book was my favorite for the sheer force of its creativity... powerful, funny and deeply strange. You won't read anything else like it."--Ann Patchett's Favorite Books of 2011 on

"A wacky, wonderful debut about a performance artist couple and their long suffering kids."--People

"What can you say for a novel about performance artists that begins "Mr. and Mrs. Fang called it art. Their children called it mischief"? ... That it's totally weird, and pretty wonderful. Most of all, that it manages to be brainy without sacrificing heart."--O, the Oprah Magazine

"A proud descendant of the Sycamores in Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You....[T]he poignant truth...beneath the humor of this peculiar family: Our crazy parents' offenses sometimes loom so large that we don't realize just what they did for us until it's too late."--Washington Post

"Inventive and hilarious. This is complex psychological ground, and the 32-year-old Mr. Wilson navigates it with a calm experience that his tender age shouldn't allow."--Wall Street Journal

"[Wilson] has created a memorable shorthand for describing parent-child deceptions and for ways in which creative art and destructive behavior intersect. But he never generalizes.... Whenever this book refers to "a Fang thing," Mr. Wilson is utterly clear about what that means."--Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Wilson, who drew comparisons to Shirley Jackson with his 2009 story collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth, brilliantly and hilariously explores the "art for art's sake" argument."--Fiction Chronicle, New York Times

"Funny and fast-paced, Kevin Wilson's debut brims with just-so observations about the anxiety of influence, parental and artistic."--Financial Times

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