If you think your family is weird, dysfunctional or both, you’ll want to pick up Kevin Wilson’s novel, The Family Fang. For nearly their entire lives, Child A and Child B—that is, Annie and Buster Fang—have willingly played their parts in the bizarre performance art pieces dreamed up by their parents, Camille and Caleb. The elaborate hoaxes occur in public places near the family’s Alabama home with the goal of creating confusion—and that’s exactly what Annie and Buster feel as they attempt to navigate an unpredictable world as adults after a childhood of orchestrated fantasy. Camille and Caleb’s final performance, a piece de resistance both brave and destructive, reveals their stunning yet inevitable choice of art over family. In his debut novel, Wilson creates a portrait of family that is strange, modern, intriguing—it’s a story that will feel familiar to anyone who has felt torn between the love of those around them and the creative possibilities that lie beyond it.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.