30 Jan 2020

Anxious parenting: Kevin Wilson

From Nine To Noon, 11:25 am on 30 January 2020
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American author and father Kevin Wilson revisits his obsession with spontaneous human combustion in his new novel Nothing to See Here.  Here former college room-mate Madison asks Lillian to be a governess to her strangely afflicted ten year old twin step-children Bessie and Roland, who have a tendency to overheat and burst into flames, a metaphor for parenting with anxiety. Kevin has been dogged by anxiety throughout his life, and the prospect of parenthood petrified him. How could he look after a small child if he couldn't look after himself?  But, as Kevin tells Kathryn Ryan becoming a dad surprised him.