Mr Fox (Paperback)
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Mr Fox (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages
Published: 10/02/2012
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Wickedly funny and delightfully dark, Oyeyemi’s scintillating novel is a playful deconstruction of the artistic process and a gloriously unconventional love story. Detailing the vexed relationship between a writer, his wife and his imaginary muse, Mr Fox resounds with sly humour and dazzling invention.

Mr Fox, by award-winning author Helen Oyeyemi, is an beautiful and immersive exploration of the labyrinthine world of imagination, storytelling and love.

It's a bright afternoon in 1938 and Mary Foxe is in a confrontational mood. St John Fox, celebrated novelist, hasn't seen her in six years. He's unprepared for her afternoon visit, not least because she doesn't exist. He's infatuated with her. But he also made her up.

Will Mr Fox meet his muse's challenge, to stop murdering his heroines and explore something of love? What will his wife Daphne think of this sudden change in her husband? Can there be a happy ending - this time?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330534697
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Oyeyemi’s characters almost dance on their pages. This is her best, most beautiful novel yet. - Independent on Sunday

Funny, deep, shocking, wry, heart-warming and spine-chilling. - Guardian

Funny and fresh, piercingly astute. - Daily Telegraph

Not just vibrantly imaginative but filled with wit and wisdom. Her best book so far. - Metro

A love story like no other: ‘so vivid and inventive, its pages almost glow. - Sarah Waters, author of The Paying Guests

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“A different approach to magic realism.”

An interesting novel that focuses on the power of imagination and how one man's fascination with his own literary invention threatens his relationships. The premise of this book offers a lot of scope for... More

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“Mr Fox”

Mr Fox begins in 1938 as celebrated author St John Fox sits in his study, pondering bleakly on his latest work, when he receives an unexpected visit from his delightfully offbeat and wholly imaginary muse, Mary Foxe.... More

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