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Kevin Wilson (1) (1978–)

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Tekijän teokset

Nothing to See Here (2019) 2,099 kappaletta
The Family Fang (2011) 1,453 kappaletta
Now Is Not the Time to Panic (2022) 583 kappaletta
Perfect Little World (2017) 483 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Bird's Nest (1954) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset548 kappaletta
xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Avustaja — 273 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020) — Avustaja — 143 kappaletta
The Best American Short Stories 2021 (2021) — Avustaja — 124 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2006: The Year's Best (2000) — Avustaja — 56 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2010: The Year's Best (2010) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2009: The Year's Best (2009) — Avustaja — 39 kappaletta
New Stories from the South 2005: The Year's Best (2005) — Avustaja — 28 kappaletta
Fairy Tale Review: The Translucent Issue #13 (2017) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta

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Kanoninen nimi
Wilson, Kevin
Sewanee, Tennessee, USA
University of Florida (MFA)
Leigh Anne Couch (wife)
University of the South
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Kevin Wilson is the author of the New York Times best-selling novel The Family Fang (Ecco, 2012), Perfect Little World (Ecco, 2017), and Nothing to See Here (Ecco, 2019) as well as the collections, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine (Ecco, 2018). His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, A Public Space, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Rivendell, and the KHN Center for the Arts. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch. He is an Associate Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.



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eboods | 39 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |
What a weird, quaint little book
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eboods | 132 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 28, 2024 |
Come for the gimmick, stay for one touching, and one puzzling, relationship. The gimmick of course is the children who periodically burst into flame, which doesn't do them any harm. The story doesn't try to explain how this could be, making it magical realism instead of science fiction. Also making it explainable as a mere metaphor for how children can be difficult. What, children can be difficult? It's true!

The puzzling relationship is between Madison, the two children's step-mother, and Lillian, her roommate for half a year of ninth grade at an elite boarding school. Madison is beautiful and was raised to be at home with power and wealth, and is now married to the kids' father, an important Senator, but has trouble forming relationships and has no real friends. Except Lillian? Lillian was a scholarship kid at the school before being expelled, taking the fall for Madison's actions after Madison's arrogant father wrote Lillian's uncaring mother a large check, sending Lillian back to a life of poor schools and dead end jobs. This relationship has all sorts of subtexts - a massive and uncomfortable power imbalance, hidden and repressed sexuality, dysfunctional families, thwarted ambitions.

The touching relationship is between these kids and Lillian. The children's mother, a paranoid recluse, has killed herself and tried to kill them as well. Their father, the Senator, has no feeling for them and wants them to be hidden away. They catch on fire. Safe to say, they've got some issues. Madison asks Lillian to leave behind her barely functional life to care for them in a guesthouse on their massive estate. It shouldn't work out but it does, and the kids and Lillian find love and redemption in each other. And it's actually written pretty well.

There's less done with the flammable aspect of the children than I was expecting, so I got a different book than I thought I was about to read, but it's an entertaining and solid read.
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lelandleslie | 132 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 24, 2024 |
You can’t beat a serendipitous 5 star charity shop purchase from an author you’ve never heard of. (The fact it was only published last year and in pristine condition adding to its appeal) Despite this, I ummed and ahhed a little before buying it, yet buy it I did and furthermore started reading it straight away - swiftly finding out I had struck the aforementioned gold
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Dzaowan | 132 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 15, 2024 |



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