Thursday, April 26
Martha Stecher Reed Library
The Family Fang
By Kevin Wilson
From art theft to the scandalous lives of artists, the museum’s book club is never boring. Author Kevin Wilson’s debut novel, The Family Fang, is this spring’s book club pick. Get a crash course in performance art and discuss the book with museum book club members and staff.
The Museum’s Book Club is free but requires registration. Additional charges may apply for non-members for some events.
Please call 330.376.9186 x 230 to register.
For outré performance artists, Caleb and Camille Fang, everything in life is secondary to art, including their children. Annie and Buster (popularly known as Child A. and Child B.) are the unwilling stars of their parents’ chaotically subversive work. Art is truly a family affair for the Fangs. Years later, their lives in disarray, Annie and Buster reluctantly return home in search of sanctuary—only to be caught up in one last performance. 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 book is available for purchase in the Museum Store and through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.