Nothing to See Here


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$16.99  $15.63
Ecco Press
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.1 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

Kevin Wilson has spent most of his working life as a staff journalist on British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express. He is the author of Blood and Fears and Airborne in 1943, also published by Pegasus Books.


"I can't believe how good this book is. . . . Wholly original. It's also perfect. . . . Wilson writes with such a light touch. . . . That's the brilliance of the novel--that it distracts you with these weirdo characters and mesmerizing and funny sentences and then hits you in a way you didn't see coming."-- Taffy Brodesser-Akner, The New York Times Book Review
"A peculiar, entertaining and insightful book about the hazards of child-rearing and the value of friends."--People
"It's a giddily lunatic premise, one that author Kevin Wilson grounds with humor and deadpan matter-of-factness. . . . Wilson's observational humor is riotous in its specificity. . . . The writing dazzles. . . . But what dazzles most are the warmly rendered dynamics of an ad hoc, dysfunctional family that desperately wants to work."--USA Today
“There's hardly a sentence that feels like anything you've read before, that's how fresh his voice is. . . . Witty, confiding, breezily profane. . . . That the supernatural elements feel so right is a testament to Wilson's innate skill as a storyteller.”--Entertainment Weekly
A pleasing blend of tartness and tenderness. . . . . Wilson's ability to capture such tangled sentiments makes him a thoroughly engaging and appealing writer.--Boston Globe
Darkly funny yet quietly devastating. . . . Wilson crafts a stunning portrait of the push and pull of parenthood.--Time
Perennially weird and wonderful. . . . Wilson's portrayal of these fire children conveys more emotional truth about life with a difficult or neurodivergent kid than any of those parenting guides. . . . Funny and affecting.--Minneapolis Star Tribune
"[A] deadpan, hilarious modern fairy tale."--Newsday
“Wilson's latest is outlandish and laugh-out-loud funny.”--Parade
"Weird, funny, but also unexpectedly moving. . . . An affecting reflection on the blithe cruelty of the rich and what it means to be a good parent."--Buzzfeed
"Quirky and insightful, strange and delightful."--Popsugar
Kevin Wilson once again dazzles with a bizarre, comic, and heartbreaking tale. . . . A dryly comic, surreal phantasmagoria reminiscent of Kafka, Garcia-Marquez, and their heirs, from David Foster Wallace to Karen Russell.--Chapter 16
"Laugh out loud funny. I love the way Kevin Wilson writes."--Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner
// Praise for BABY YOU'RE GONNA BE MINE--//
"Hands down my favorite book of the year."--Ann Patchett, Today
"These new stories of Wilson's are something else; they're funny, raw and beautiful."--Maureen Corrigan, NPR's Fresh Air
// Praise for PERFECT LITTLE WORLD--//
"A novel you keep reading for old-fashioned reasons--because it's a good story and you need to know what happens."--John Irving, The New York Times Book Review
// Praise for THE FAMILY FANG--//
"Wilson's deliciously breezy style reels you in and holds you tight."--Denver Post
"Breathtakingly wonderful."--Miami Herald
"Winningly bizarre."--Vanity Fair
"[Wilson's] most perfect novel. Paradoxically light and melancholy, it hews to the border of fantasy but stays in the land of realism. . . . You can sense the real heat radiating off these pages. . . . This novel may seem slight and quirky, but don't be fooled. There's a lot to see here."
--Washington Post
"Funny and even eerily beautiful. . . . It's the sweetness of this novel that will melt you."
"Wilson captures the wrenching emotions of caring for children in this exceptional, and exceptionally hilarious, novel."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Wilson is a remarkable writer.... A funny and touching fable about love for kids, even the ones on fire."--Kirkus Reviews
"A love letter to the weirdness and difficulties of children and of parenting, with or without spontaneous human combustion. . . . [With] an easy, engaging voice, cynical and funny without being caustic. Like the author's The Family Fang, this is another story of a family that is as delightfully bizarre as it is heartfelt and true."--Library Journal
"Lillian tells the story, revealing immediately that she's another of Wilson's normal extraordinary protagonists. . . . She fills the book with her wry humor and large, embracing heart."--Booklist