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Book Condition: Fine
336pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, die stamped spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Book is a stated First Edition, and has a complete number line from 1-10. It is unread, tight, clean, unmarked, unclipped, and Brodart protected. Author also wrote "The Family Fang" and "Tunneling to the Center of the Earth."
Kevin Wilson's anticipated follow-up to The Family Fang, Perfect Little World is a warm-hearted and emotional story about a young woman charting her own course.
"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
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 ten 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: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project's funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy's growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place.
Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.
Title: Perfect Little World A Novel
Publisher: New York, Eco/HarperCollins: 2017
ISBN Number: 0062450328
ISBN Number 13: 9780062450326
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: fine Jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 0002170