Perfect Little World (Paperback)Kevin Wilson (author)
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Perfect Little World is an unforgettable exploration of what it means to be family from New York Times bestselling author, Kevin Wilson.
Aren't the best families the ones we make for ourselves?
Isabelle Pool is fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or family to fall back on, she's left searching.
So when she's offered a space in The Infinite Family Project - a utopian ideal funded by an eccentric billionaire - she accepts. Isabelle joins nine other couples, all with children the same age as her newborn son, to raise their children as one extended family in a spacious, secluded compound in Tennessee. But can this experiment really work - or is their 'perfect little world' destined to go horribly wrong?
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm
The author of The Family Fang invents another unusual family structure for his sweet and thoroughly satisfying second novel... * Publisher's Weekly *
The sheer energy of imagination in Wilson's work makes other writers of realistic fiction look lazy. * Newsday *
A moving and sincere reflection on what it truly means to become a family. * Kirkus *
Stellar . . . Compelling . . . Realer and wiser and sadder and eventually reassuring about human nature than dozens of other novels. * Booklist *
Wilson resisted sensationalism and apocalyptic tropes. Instead, he's written something quite genuine and powerful. Unexpectedly, I was moved. * Longreads *
Persistently compassionate. . . . Wilson's best moments are funny and earnest . . . crisp language and smart plotting make Perfect Little World immensely likable and absolutely enjoyable. * GQ *
Quirky. . .Wilson's Perfect Little World finds its bliss in the vast disconnect between people's best intentions and where they land. * Entertainment Weekly *
A rumination on families-what they can look like, why we need them and how they should be defined. Family is far more than a biological bond . . . Wilson has found a lovely new way of telling readers something they know by heart. * Houston Chronicles *
Wilson's intriguing, dystopian world leaves us with one moral that rings true for all families: whether created or born into - they are never perfect, but they are everything. * The National Post *
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