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Kevin Wilson

Biography

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the novels THE FAMILY FANG, a New York Times bestseller adapted into an acclaimed film starring Nicole Kidman, and PERFECT LITTLE WORLD; as well as the story collections TUNNELING TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award, and BABY, YOU'RE GONNA BE MINE. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons.

Kevin Wilson

Books by Kevin Wilson

by Kevin Wilson - Fiction, Humor

Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal, and they’ve barely spoken since. Until now, when Lillian gets a letter from Madison pleading for her help. Madison’s twin stepkids are moving in with her family, and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there’s a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other --- and stay cool --- while also staying out of the way of Madison’s buttoned-up politician husband.

by Kevin Wilson - Fiction, Short Stories

BABY, YOU’RE GONNA BE MINE is Kevin Wilson’s first story collection in nearly a decade. “Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. “Scroll Through the Weapons” is about a couple taking care of their underfed and almost feral nieces and nephews. “Signal to the Faithful” follows a boy as he takes a tense road trip with his priest. And “Baby, You’re Gonna Be Mine,” the title story, is about a narcissistic rock star who moves back home during a rough patch. These stories all build on each other in strange and remarkable ways.

by Kevin Wilson - Fiction

When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s 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 relatives to help, she’s left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world” --- to study what would happen when 10 children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project, and he wants Izzy and her son to join. This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates.

by Kevin Wilson - Fiction

When a bad economy and a few poor personal decisions converge, siblings Annie and Buster Fang return to their family home. Reunited under one roof for the first time in more than a decade, they are forced to confront not only their creatively ambitious parents, but the chaos and confusion of their childhood.