Family, Genus, Species by Kevin AllardiceFamily, Genus, Species by Kevin Allardice

Family, Genus, Species

byKevin Allardice

Paperback | May 2, 2017

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At a sprawling urban farm in the hills above Berkeley, a woman's attempt to give a birthday present to her four-year-old nephew erupts into an epic quest, increasingly nightmarish and violent, to survive our deepest cultural chasms. A wickedly funny satire of parenting and privilege, sex and politics, set in the shadow of civil unrest.
Kevin Allardice is the author of the novel Any Resemblance to Actual Persons (Counterpoint, 2014) . He was born in Oakland, California, and was a Henry Hoyns fellow in fiction at the University of Virginia, where he received his MFA in 2010. His short stories, winner of the of the Donald Barthelme Prize and twice nominated for a Pushca...
Title:Family, Genus, SpeciesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:147 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.68 inPublished:May 2, 2017Publisher:Outpost19Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1944853200

ISBN - 13:9781944853204


Editorial Reviews

"Kevin Allardice harnesses his great powers of description and ingenious sense of narrative for this viciously funny satire, Family Genus Species. Laurence Sterne would have been proud to call Mr. Allardice a descendent." - Michael Kimball, author of Big Ray, Us and Dear Everybody"With poignant wit, Kevin Allardice draws us into this backyard fairytale and social satire. Vee is a memorable protagonist, quirky and brave and tender. Fast-paced and suspenseful, FAMILY, GENUS, SPECIES is compelling and utterly original." - Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities