In his superbly imagined debut novel, Kevin Wilson asks what life would be like for the children of two famous 1970s-80s performance artists whose most firmly held belief was that having kids would kill their art.
And you thought you had it tough, with your narcissistic mother and your insensitive, absent dad. Wait until you meet Caleb and Camille Fang, whose now-dysfunctional adult children spent most of their childhood as props in their parents’ absurdist guerrilla theater.
The Family Fang takes a common side-effect of growing up—the way our parents influence and disfigure us—and sets it on a slow boil, cooking up a bizarre but believable plot every bit as outrageous and confusing as an Andy Kaufman mud-wrestling bout. (more…)