Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

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Product Details
Price
$19.99
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062450678

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About the Author

Kevin Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Nothing to See Here, which was a Read with Jenna book club selection; The Family Fang, which was adapted into an acclaimed film starring Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman; 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. His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Southern Review, One Story, A Public Space, and Best American Short Stories. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons.

Reviews

"Hands down my favorite book of the year." -- Ann Patchett

"There's a lot of Salinger in Wilson's writing -- the wit, the vulnerability and the cosmic sadness. And, these new stories of Wilson's are something else; they're funny, raw and beautiful and, for sure, they killed me." -- Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air

"The versatile Wilson inspires tears and laughter, and crafts memorable phrases that may unexpectedly pop up in the reader's mind weeks later." -- Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A welcome event, seeing as how Wilson is a master of the form. . . . Within each story, Wilson shows his sharp wit and expansive empathy for the weirdest corners of the human condition." -- Nylon Magazine

"Saying it's as good as Tunneling to the Center of the Earth doesn't do it justice. . . . Wilson never moralizes, much less sensationalizes, any predicament he sketches; rather he makes us feel and wonder at the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." -- Booklist (starred review)

"Wilson triumphantly returns to short stories. . . . Evocative, compassionate, and exquisitely composed stories about the human condition." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Darkly funny. . . . [The stories] stick with the reader and show a terrible world made less so, sometimes, by human contact, even though humans were usually the problem in the first place." -- Publishers Weekly

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. But you also keep reading because you want to know what a good family is. Everyone wants to know that." -- John Irving, The New York Times Book Review

"Wild. . . . Wilson neatly dissects the meaning of 'family values' in this provocative read." -- People

"The sheer energy of imagination in Wilson's work makes other writers of realistic fiction look lazy." -- Newsday

"[A] rich tapestry of relationships that bind in unexpected ways. . . . Wilson's deliciously breezy style reels you in and holds you tight." -- Denver Post

"Persistently compassionate. . . . Wilson's best moments are funny and earnest. . . . [His] crisp language and smart plotting make Perfect Little World immensely likable and absolutely enjoyable." -- GQ

"Charming. . . . Wilson pulls off his sweet-and-tart tone. . . . The novel delights in the project's Willy Wonkaesque sense of antic chaos." -- Washington Post

"Quirky. . . . Wilson's Perfect Little World finds its bliss in the vast disconnect between people's best intentions and where they land." -- Entertainment Weekly