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Perfect Little World

by Kevin Wilson

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Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2017, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Oct 2017, 464 pages

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Lisa Butts

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Full of quirky charm, this novel shows how the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.

It might be the beginning of a tragic story: Izzy Poole falls in love with her mentally unstable high school art teacher. They have an affair, she becomes pregnant, and he commits suicide. But Kevin Wilson's Perfect Little World moves beyond the seemingly narrow confines of this premise.

With a recommendation by the art teacher's wealthy family, Izzy and her unborn child are chosen to join nine pregnant couples living in a Tennessee compound to take part in Dr. Preston Grind's "Infinite Family Project." The participants of the utopian "Project" are meant to raise their children collectively for ten years, with no one permitted any favoritism toward their own offspring. The littles ones sleep in a nursery together, with parents and clinical researchers rotating in and out to supervise. They are taught to view the other children as siblings, and parents as surrogates, one big happy...

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