Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship (Hardback)
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Fox and I: An Uncommon Friendship (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 08/07/2021
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In this profound and unique account of her friendship with a fox, Biologist Catherine Raven’s memoir draws from her in-depth scientific understanding to deliver a mesmerising meditation on the nature of connection, survival and change.

Catherine Raven has lived alone since the age of 15. After finishing her PhD in biology, she built herself a tiny cottage on an isolated plot of land in Montana, in a place as far away from other people as possible. She viewed the house as a way station, a temporary rest stop where she could gather her nerves and fill out applications for what she hoped would be a real job that would help her fit into society.

Then one day she realises she has company: a mangy-looking fox who starts showing up at her house every afternoon at 4.15pm. She has never had a visitor before. How do you even talk to a fox? She brings out her camping chair, sits as close to him as she dares, and begins reading to him from The Little Prince. Her scientific training has taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, yet as she grows to know him, his personality reveals itself and the two form a powerful bond - shaken only when natural disaster threatens to destroy their woodland refuge.

Fox and I is a story of survival and transformation, a captivating tale of a friendship between two species in a shared habitat, battling against the uncontainable forces of nature on one side and humanity on the other - immersive, original and utterly unforgettable.

Publisher: Short Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780725093
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 30 mm


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'A tender, shrewd exploration of the redemption that comes when we start to know that we, whoever and wherever we are, are wild things, crucially defined by our relationship with the wild.' - Charles Foster, author of Being a Beast and Being a Human 

'A wise and intimate book about a solitary woman, a biologist by training, who befriends a fox. More than that, it's the tale of a human mind trained to be logical being touched by nature and coming to realize a greater truth. If Thoreau had read The Little Prince, he would have written Fox and I.' - Yann Martel, bestselling author of Life of Pi

'A smart and tender memoir of an unexpected bond between a biologist and a fox... Fox & I crisply upends the hierarchy that places humans at the top of a pyramid.' - The New York Times *

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