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Mr. Fox

by Helen Oyeyemi

Penguin Canada | September 27, 2011 | Trade Paperback

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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?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.3 × 5.34 × 0.9 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143179233

ISBN - 13: 9780143179238

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox

by Helen Oyeyemi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 336 pages, 8.3 × 5.34 × 0.9 in

Published: September 27, 2011

Publisher: Penguin Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143179233

ISBN - 13: 9780143179238

From the Publisher

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?

About the Author

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.



 

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