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The Family Fang

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Adult children living with parents, Families, Performance artists, Fi
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Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist"s work lies in subverting normality, it can be difficult to raise well-adjusted children. Just ask Buster and Annie Fang. For as long as they can remember, they starred (unwillingly) in their parents" madcap pieces. But 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. When the lives they"ve built come crashing down, brother and sister have nowhere to go but home, where they discover that Caleb and Camille are planning one last performance-- their magnum opus-- whether the kids agree to participate or not. Soon, ambition breeds conflict, bringing the Fangs to face the difficult decision about what"s ultimately more important: their family or their art. The novel displays a keen sense of the complex performances that unfold in the relationships of people who love one another.

StatementKevin Wilson
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3623.I58546 F36 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination309 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25102369M
ISBN 100061579033
ISBN 139780061579035
LC Control Number2011275063
OCLC/WorldCa670475475

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE “The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto/5().

The Family Fang is a page turner about a complicated family of artists. Buster and Annie are quirky, creative siblings struggling to come to grips with the legacy of parents who overshadowed them their entire lives, always putting art first.

Although dark and sad at /5. 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/5(49). NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE “The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto4/5().

The Family Fang. Wilson's bizarre, mirthful debut novel (after his collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth) traces the genesis of the Fang family, art world darlings who make "strange and. Book Summary Meet The Family Fang, an unforgettable collection of demanding, brilliant, and absolutely endearing oddballs whose lives are risky and mischievous performance art.

and Mrs. Fang called it art. Their children called it mischief. The parents, Caleb and Camille Fang, refer to the children, Annie and Buster, as “Child A” and “Child B.” This is the arch-sounding premise of Kevin Wilson.

Kevin Wilson's novel The Family Fang is concerned with the nature of art and artists and what it means when the lines between art and life are blurred and children are involved. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE “The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto.

"The Family Fang" is a fairly solid feature that explores familial relationships in a different context. It also questions the dedication to art by way of sacrificing personal relationships for it%.

‘The Family Fang: A Novel’ by Kevin Wilson (Ecco. $) (Ecco) When Buster’s plane comes in, for instance, his parents arrive in blood-covered bandages claiming they were attacked by. About the Author 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.

Based on the novel by Kevin Wilson, THE FAMILY FANG is an unflinching look at what it's like to come of age as the child of very eccentric parents.

As Tolstoy wrote, "Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." And the Fangs are indeed unhappy in their own particular -- and deeply compelling -- way.4/5.

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The Family Fang () Annie's Love Life is Left Out. In the book, Annie’s escape from LA is partly triggered by her ex-boyfriend, who reappears and tries to coerce her into joining him in a cabin retreat while he pens the next script for the blockbuster franchise that recently fired her. Nonetheless, The Family Fang is a very good book, a great read, and a hell of a good time.

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He is the past Arts Editor for the Advocate Newspapers of CT and MA and a former producer/host for PBS in New England. Read free book excerpt from The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson, page 1 of 2.

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“The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be. The Family Fang will appear Coenized out of Hollywood but you should catch them here first.”-Padgett Powell, author of Edisto, Aliens of Affection, and The Interrogative Mood It’s The Royal Tenenbaums meets Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

I’d call The Family Fang a guilty pleasure, but it’s too damn smart.

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From best-selling and award-winning author Kevin Brockmeier: a new novel of stunning artistry and imagination about the wounds we bear and the light that radiates from us all. This book seems to be about family, and about how parents can mess up their kids. Caleb and Camille Fang are performance artists, who used their children, Buster and Annie, in their pieces.

These mainly seem to involve causing a scene in a public place, and filming it%(61). A Delightful Portrait Of The Screwball 'Family Fang' In Kevin Wilson's first novel, husband-and-wife conceptual artists stage elaborate public acts.

THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson ‧ RELEASE DATE: Aug. 9, The grown children of a couple infamous for their ostentatious performance art are forced to examine their own creativity and flaws in the shadow of their unusual upbringing. etc.) latest thriller moves at a brisk pace even as she plays with narrative structure: The book.

Directed by Jason Bateman. With Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Kathryn Hahn, Maryann Plunkett. A brother and sister return to their family home in search of their world famous parents who have disappeared/10(K). "The Family Fang sparkles with Kevin Wilson’s inventive dialogue and wonderfully rendered set-pieces that capture the surreal charm of the Fang’s most notable work.

With this brilliant novel, the family Fang is destined to join the families Tenenbaum and Bluth as paragons of high dysfunction.". The Family Fang Kevin Wilson, HarperCollins pp. ISBN Summary Mr. and Mrs. Fang called it art.

Their children called it mischief. Performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang dedicated themselves to making great art. But when an artist’s work lies in subverting normality, it can be difficult to raise well-adjusted.

Buy a cheap copy of The Family Fang book by Kevin Wilson. Amazon Best Books of the Month, August For outré performance artists, Caleb and Camille Fang, everything in life is secondary to art, including their Free shipping over $ “The Family Fang is a delicious book by a stunningly nimble writer.

It never fails to entertain, but at the same time raises serious questions about art, interpretation, child. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE “The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant.” —Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto A funny, poignant, laugh-and-cry-out-loud .NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &#; NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE"The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant." &#  The Family Fang (Book): Wilson, Kevin: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME, PEOPLE, SALON, AND ESQUIRE The Family Fang is a comedy, a tragedy, and a tour-de-force examination of what it means to make art and survive your best single word description would be brilliant.

--Ann Patchett, author of Bel .