The Family Fang

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The Family Fang
320 pages; Ecco
What can you say for a novel about performance artists that begins "Mr. and Mrs. Fang called it art. Their children called it mischief"? That it reads like a cross between The Addams Family and Arrested Development. That it's totally weird, and pretty wonderful. Most of all, that it manages to be brainy without sacrificing heart.
— Sara Nelson