Family Fang (Paperback)
August 2011 Indie Next List
“If Salinger's fabled Glass siblings had been raised by avant-garde 1980's performance artists they might have turned out like Annie and Buster - Child A and Child B in their parents' performance art happenings. All families are odd in their own ways, and Kevin Wilson simply amplifies the confusion that all parents induce in their children. I loved the fringe art world setting with its weird blend of humor and discomfort, but the very familiar quest of adult children coming to grips with the legacy of flawed parents is at the hear of this funny, disquieting novel.”
— Robert McDonald, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL
Annie and Buster Fang have spent most of their adult lives trying to distance themselves from their famous artist parents, Caleb and Camille. But when a bad economy and a few bad personal decisions converge, the two siblings have nowhere to turn but their family home. Reunited under one roof for the first time in more than a decade and surrounded by the souvenirs of their unusual upbringing, Buster and Annie are forced to confront not only their creatively ambitious parents, but the chaos and confusion of their childhood.
Written with tremendous heart, wit, and honesty, Kevin Wilson's "The Family Fang" is a "comedy, a tragedy, and a tour de force....The best single-word description would be genius" (Ann Patchett, bestselling author of "Bel Canto" and "State of Wonder").