Mr. Fox: A Novel by Helen OyeyemiMr. Fox: A Novel by Helen Oyeyemi

Mr. Fox: A Novel

byHelen Oyeyemi

Paperback | November 6, 2012

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Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding. The fairy tales that don't get more complicated. In this book, celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold sifferently. Meanwhile, Daphne becomes convinced that her husband is having an affair and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox's game. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl of his dreams or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit?
H elen Oyeyemi  is the author of five novels, most recently White Is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr. Fox, which won a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. In 2013, she was named one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists. She lives in Prague.  
Title:Mr. Fox: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 8.01 × 5.11 × 0.86 inPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143179241

ISBN - 13:9780143179245

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just not my thing In general I enjoy the confusing narratives that Oyeyemi weaves, and eventually all clicks and makes it worth the strange journey. In this case I just never got that satisfying moment of having it all come together. Maybe this was the point? Regardless, it didn't work for me.
Date published: 2016-12-31

Editorial Reviews

"Oyeyemi's writing is gorgeous and resonant and fresh... a shimmering landscape pulsing with life" - Aimee Bender, The New York Times Book Review"Mr. Fox should convince a whole new audience that Oyeyemi is the real thing" - The Globe and Mail "A playfully comic, killingly serious, frequently ferocious literary romp" - Winnipeg Free Press "Dazzling" - The Washington Post"Intensely vibrant, and Oyeyemi's characters almost dance on their pages in celebration of the limitless powers of the mind. An outstanding addition to an impressive body of work, this is Oyeyemi's best, most beautiful novel yet" - The Independent on Sunday (U.K.)"Cheeky and imaginative" - The New Yorker