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Kevin Wilson on The Family Fang

Monday, September 19, 2011

Kevin Wilson tells us about his new novel, The Family Fang, about performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang, and their children Buster and Annie, who unwillingly starred in their parents’ madcap pieces growing up. Now that they are grown up, the chaos of their childhood has made it difficult to cope with life outside the fishbowl of their parents’ strange world.

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Comments [2]

Heather White from Brooklyn

Funny, my husband does a performance called Electric Chaircut. He tapes people up with electrical tape and cuts their hair with amplified scissors. A couple of weeks ago our 2.5 year old watched the volunteers one after another and shouted "MY TURN!!" So Daddy put her in the chair and tried to do the performance but then she insisted to have her eyes taped as well. It was probably disturbing and funny to outsiders, but this is what her life experience will always be. Daddy does this and she loves and trusts him. She will not be left out if she doesn't want to!

Sep. 19 2011 01:18 PM
Maude

I'm a book cover designer, just curious how the process of the cover design was for the author. And if he likes the cover. (I like it, kind of an illustrated royal tannenbaum-y look, I think)
Also, any hope there will be an audiobook made for this title? (pretty please??)

Sep. 19 2011 01:11 PM

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