The Family Fang - Kevin Wilson

Move aside, Royal Tenenbaums— The Family Fang (Ecco, $13.99) has arrived! The Fang family (radical performance artists Caleb and Camille and their children, Annie and Buster) of Kevin Wilson’s novel are a wonderful addition to the canon of eccentric families. In chapters alternately relating past and present events, the novel offers vignettes of the Fangs’ performance pieces and their tendency to create pandemonium in public places. Then there’s the story of Annie and Buster, now grown, but living at home after personal and professional failures. When Caleb and Camille go missing, Annie and Buster must confront what it means to be a Fang—as well as an individual and an artist. The younger Fangs test the limits of familial bonds and come face to face with their parents’ ideal form of art: chaos. Written in sure, stylish prose that is both tender and hilarious, The Family Fang is, like the art of its characters, slightly bizarre and completely compelling.
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ISBN: 9780061579059
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Published: Ecco - April 17th, 2012