Perfect Little World

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$19.99  $18.59
Ecco Press
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5.2 X 7.8 X 0.9 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author
Kevin Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including Now Is Not the Time to Panic, Nothing to See Here and The Family Fang; as well as two story collections. His work has received the Shirley Jackson Award and been selected as a Read With Jenna Book Club pick. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife and two sons.
"A good story, and even better storytelling."--John Irving, The New York Times Book Review
"Wild. . . . [A] provocative read."--People
"Charming. . . . Wilson pulls off his sweet-and-tart tone. . . . The novel delights in the project's Willy Wonkaesque sense of antic chaos."--Washington Post
"Delicious. . . . Wilson is such an inventive and witty writer. . . . [His] 'perfect little world' of a novel pretty much lives up to its title."--NPR
"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
"Quirky. . . . Wilson's Perfect Little World finds its bliss in the vast disconnect between people's best intentions and where they land."--Entertainment Weekly
"The sheer energy of imagination in Wilson's work makes other writers of realistic fiction look lazy. . . . The novel's grand finale . . . reminds us that not everything unpredictable is painful or bad, and that conventional arrangements have no monopoly on the profound connections that make family."--Newsday
"Family is far more than a biological bond; that's not a groundbreaking idea. But Wilson has found a lovely new way of telling readers something they know by heart."--Houston Chronicle
"The compensation is a greater richness in the characters, and a refreshingly un-ironic attitude toward love--Knoxville News-Sentinel
"Wilson does an incredible job of telling a compelling story while addressing important social issues. . . . Thought-provoking.--Deep South Magazine
"In light and lively prose that practically tap dances on the page, Wilson shrewdly probes the intricate tensions and machinations that lie at the core of this eccentric family unit. . . . A provocative and uplifting read."--Bookpage
"Stellar. . . . Compelling. . . . Realer and wiser and sadder and eventually reassuring about human nature than dozens of other novels."--Booklist, Starred Review
"Bittersweet. . . . Wilson delves into the drama and tensions inherent in this strange aquarium. . . . A moving and sincere reflection on what it truly means to be a family--Kirkus, Starred Review
"Sweet and thoroughly satisfying. . . . Wilson grounds his premise in credible human motivations and behavior, resulting in a memorable cast of characters."--Publishers Weekly
"[A] moving novel about love, parenting, and the families we create for ourselves."--Library Journal