Author(s): Kevin Wilson
"Weird, funny, but also unexpectedly moving." --Buzzfeed
'Laugh out loud funny. I love the way Kevin Wilson writes." --Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner
Kevin Wilson's best book yet - a moving and uproarious novel about a woman who finds meaning in her life when she begins caring for two children with remarkable and disturbing abilities
Lillian and Madison were unlikely roommates and yet inseparable friends at their elite boarding school. But then Lillian had to leave the school unexpectedly in the wake of a scandal and they've barely spoken since. Until now.
Madison's twin stepkids are moving in with her family and she wants Lillian to be their caretaker. However, there's a catch: the twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated, flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way.
Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other - and stay cool. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lillian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her - urgently and fiercely.
With burning wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written his best book yet - a most unusual story of parental love.