The Resource Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox

Label
Mr. Fox
Title
Mr. Fox
Statement of responsibility
Helen Oyeyemi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for FictionOne of Granta's Best Young British NovelistsFrom the prizewinning young writer of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated. In this book, the celebrated writer Mr. Fox can't stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels, and neither can his wife, Daphne. It's not until Mary, his muse, comes to life and transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfold differently.Mary challenges Mr. Fox to join her in stories of their own devising; and in different times and places, the two of them seek each other, find each other, thwart each other, and try to stay together, even when the roles they inhabit seem to forbid it. Their adventures twist the fairy tale into nine variations, exploding and teasing conventions of genre and romance, and each iteration explores the fears that come with accepting a lifelong bond. Meanwhile, Daphne becomes convinced that her husband is having an affair, and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox's game. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl of his dreams, or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than he cares to admit?The extraordinarily gifted Helen Oyeyemi has written a love story like no other. Mr. Fox is a magical book, endlessly inventive, as witty and charming as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with one another.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Unable to stop killing off the heroines of his novels, celebrated writer Mr. Fox is confronted by a living embodiment of his muse, Mary, who challenges him to join her in fairy-tale stories where they must stay together in spite of disparate character traits.
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • Hurston/Wright Legacy Award: Fiction, 2012.
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10008121
Cataloging source
DLC
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Oyeyemi, Helen
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr. Fox
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:59fdc4c1-7f93-4b56-a6d5-60ee21195792
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101547861
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Mr. Fox
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:59fdc4c1-7f93-4b56-a6d5-60ee21195792
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101547861
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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