Perfect Little World

3.65 based on 3653 ratings & 496 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 01.06.2017
ISBN: 9781509820702
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

Aren't the best families the ones we make for ourselves?

Isabelle Pool is 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 family to fall back on, she's left searching.

So when she's offered a space in The Infinite Family Project - a utopian ideal funded by an eccentric billionaire - she accepts. Isabelle joins nine other couples, all with children the same age as her newborn son, to raise their children as one extended family in a spacious, secluded compound in Tennessee. But can this experiment really work - or is their 'perfect little world' destined to go horribly wrong?

In the media

Persistently compassionate. . . . Wilson’s best moments are funny and earnest . . . crisp language and smart plotting make Perfect Little World immensely likable and absolutely enjoyable.
GQ
Quirky. . .Wilson’s Perfect Little World finds its bliss in the vast disconnect between people’s best intentions and where they land.
Entertainment Weekly
The author of The Family Fang invents another unusual family structure for his sweet and thoroughly satisfying second novel…Wilson grounds his premise in credible human motivations and behavior, resulting in a memorable cast of characters. He uses his intriguing premise to explore the meaning of family and the limits of rational decision making.
Publisher's Weekly