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The Resource Perfect little world : a novel, Kevin Wilson

Perfect little world : a novel, Kevin Wilson

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Perfect little world : a novel
Title
Perfect little world
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she's fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher's baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she's left searching. Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a "perfect little world"--to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it the Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join. This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project's funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy's growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place. Written with the same compassion and charm that won over legions of readers with The Family Fang, Kevin Wilson shows us with grace and humor that the best families are the ones we make for ourselves.--Page [4] of dust jacket
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547943
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Kevin
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage mothers
  • Child psychologists
  • Communal living
  • Families
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / Literary
  • Teenage mothers
  • Child psychologists
  • Communal living
  • Families
  • Teenage mothers
Label
Perfect little world : a novel, Kevin Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1738279
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062450326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062450326
  • (OCoLC)949821492
Label
Perfect little world : a novel, Kevin Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1738279
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780062450326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
genealogical table
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062450326
  • (OCoLC)949821492

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