Confessions of the Fox (Hardback)
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Confessions of the Fox (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 05/07/2018
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Jack Sheppard - a transgender carpenter's apprentice - has fled his master's house to become a notorious prison break artist, and Bess Khan has escaped the draining of the fenlands to become a revolutionary mastermind. Together, they find themselves at the center of a web of corruption leading back to the dreaded Thief-Catcher General ...

...Or so we are told in a mysterious manuscript unearthed by one Professor R. Voth. Voth traces the origins and authenticity of the manuscript as Jack and Bess trace the connections between the bowels of Newgate Prison and the dissection chambers of the Royal College, in a bawdy collision of a novel about gender, love, and liberation.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781786496225
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 240 x 165 x 30 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Quite simply extraordinary... Imagine if Maggie Nelson, Daphne du Maurier and Daniel Defoe collaborated. * Sarah Perry, author of 'The Essex Serpent' *
Jordy Rosenberg is a total original - part scamp, part genius - who has written a rollicking page-turner of a first novel. Hang on for the ride. * Maggie Nelson, author of 'The Argonauts' *
An extraordinary and brilliant work... At once a queer love story, a history of horrors, and a thrilling page-turner. * China Mieville, author of 'The City and the City' *
A cunning metafiction... An action-adventure tale with postmodern flourishes; an academic comedy spliced with period erotica; an intimate meditation on belonging that doubles as a political proof. * New Yorker *
Hot damn! Jordy Rosenberg is one of the finest new talents I've seen in many years, and Confessions of the Fox is a startlingly good debut novel. * Victor LaValle, author of 'The Changeling' *
An astonishing, bawdy, dazzling triumph of a book. * Kelly Link, author of 'Get in Trouble' *
A genre-bending, high-octane thrill from beginning to end... I couldn't put it down. * Lidia Yuknavitch, author of 'Book of Joan' *
This novel is fantastically engaged with the dark, the smelly, the wild and the cool. * Eileen Myles, author of 'Chelsea Girls' *
An intellectual thrill-ride, a queer historical romance, and the sexiest book I've read in a long, long time. It is everything I want in a novel and maybe out of life itself. * Melissa Febos, author of 'Whip Smart' *
Beauty and violence go together; and what it is to live and practice that entanglement, under the duress of the cops in our streets and in our heads, is what Confessions of the Fox shows with lively, sexy brilliance. * Fred Moten, author of 'Black and Blur' *
Astonishing and mesmerizing * Publishers Weekly *
Resonant of George Saunders, of Nikolai Gogol, and of nothing that's ever been written before, professor of literature and queer/trans theory Rosenberg's debut is a triumph. * Booklist Online *
An epic queer love story... A singular, daring, and thrilling novel: political, sexy, and cunning as a fox. * Kirkus (starred review) *
Looking to get lost in a big, juicy historical novel? Look no further. Jordy Rosenberg's debut tracks the Bonnie and Clyde of 18th-century London and the academic who's obsessed with reading and heavily annotating an account of their lives... A delight. * Vulture *
This story is charming and the characters endearing from start to finish. Fascinating and above all magical. * Yas Necati, Independent *
A revelation: a book that allows queer and trans characters - and readers - to experience something new. * Time *
Debut novelist Jordy Rosenberg hits the ground with confidence and verve... Rosenberg has established himself here as an important new voice. * The Observer *

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