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Kevin Wilson's New Collection, "Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine"

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Sewanee English Professor Kevin Wilson has recently publishes a new collection of short stories entitled Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine.

Returning to the medium of his first book, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (2009), Wilson's new collection examines grief, adolescence, and what it means to be a family:

The opener, “Scrolling Through the Weapons,” finds a guy and his girlfriend looking after some nearly feral nieces and nephews. The tricky bond between father and son is revisited in the stark “Housewarming.” A wife and mother who returns to her childhood home after her 82-year-old mother is assaulted makes a plethora of bad decisions in “A Visit.” Grief and regret run hand in hand in “Sanders for a Night,” in which a boy wants to cosplay as his dead brother, and the title story, in which a failing rock star takes advantage of his mother’s generous nature.

Wilson's previous claims to fame include the award-winning novels Perfect Little World and The Family Fang.

Kevin Wilson currently serves as an Associate Professor of English at the University of the South.

More information on Prof. Wilson's life and work can be found on his official website here.