Fox 8 (Hardback)George Saunders (author), Chelsea Cardinal (illustrator)
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Signed Edition. The Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo re-emerges with a lavishly illustrated vulpine fable that is sharp, uncanny and intoxicatingly macabre.
An enchanting and darkly comic fable of human greed and nature, from George Saunders, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, exquisitely illustrated by Chelsea Cardinal.
Fox 8 has always been curious, and a bit of a daydreamer. And, by hiding outside houses at dusk and listening to children's bedtime stories, he has learned to speak `Yuman'.
The power of words and the stories built from them is intoxicating for a fox with a poetic soul, but there is `danjur' on the horizon: a new shopping mall is being built, cutting off his pack's food supply. To save himself and his fellow foxes, Fox 8 will have to set out on a harrowing quest from the wilds of nature deep into the dark heart of suburbia.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 166 g
Edition: Signed edition
'Warm, kindhearted and radical ... Such delicacy, such serious wit.' - Max Porter
'Filled with wit and sadness ... Immensely powerful, extraordinarily human.' - The Guardian
'George Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time.' - Khaled Hosseini
'A morally passionate, serious writer ... He will be read long after these times have passed.' - Zadie Smith
'He makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We're lucky to have him.' - Jonathan Franzen
'An astoundingly tuned voice - graceful, dark, authentic and funny.' - Thomas Pynchon
'Saunders is a writer of arresting brilliance and originality, with a sure sense of his material and apparently inexhaustible resources of voice ... Scary, hilarious and unforgettable.' - Tobias Wolff
'There is no one better, no one more essential.' - Dave Eggers
'Few people cut as hard or deep as Saunders does.' - Junot Diaz
'Saunders is a true original - restlessly inventive, yet deeply humane.' - Jennifer Egan
'No one writes more powerfully than George Saunders about the lost, the unlucky, the disenfranchised.' - Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
'Surreal and puncturing.' - Margaret Atwood
'Funny, poignant - in flashes, deeply moving - light as a feather and consistently weird.' - Hari Kunzru
'There is really no one like him. He is an original - but everyone knows that.' - Lorrie Moore
'Part of the reason it's so hard to talk about him is the shared acknowledgment among writers that Saunders is somehow a little more than just a writer. . . . [He] writes like something of a saint. He seems in touch with some better being.' - Joshua Ferris
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“A dark fable of human greed, heartbreak and drastic changes”
Fox 8 is cleverly written short story: the narrator is a fox called Fox 8, who lives in a forest nearby construction side where a mall is being build. He's a dreamer fox, who likes to listen humans tell goodnight... More
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