Fox 8 (Hardback)
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Fox 8 (Hardback)

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Hardback 64 Pages / Published: 15/11/2018
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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.

Signed Edition

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
ISBN: 9781526609427
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 166 g
Edition: Signed edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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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