`Oyeyemi reveals a twinkling sense of humour . . . A delight' IndependentMr 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. "You're a villain," she tells him. "A serial killer . . . can you grasp that?" 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?
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 130 x 196 x 20mm | 240g
- 01 May 2012
- Pan MacMillan
- London, United Kingdom
"Oyeyemi's writing is gorgeous and resonant and fresh . . . a shimmering landscape pulsating with life."--Aimee Bender, "The New York Times Book Review""Oyeyemi has an eye for the gently perverse, the odd detail that turns the ordinary marvelously, frighteningly strange."--"The Boston Globe""Dazzling."--"The Washington Post""Cheeky and imaginative."--"The New Yorker" "Startling, beautiful . . . [Mr. Fox] should not be ignored."--"Chicago Sun Times"""Mr. Fox" is a wonderfully original novel, full of images and turns of phrase so arresting, so vivid and inventive, its pages almost glow with them. Helen Oyeyemi has given us a work of playful charm and serious narrative pleasure."--Sarah Waters, author of "The Little Stranger""A sly, tender, and elegant novel, graced with a magical charm that makes this novel's wisdom about love and loss all the more captivating to read. "Mr. Fox" is a novel for those who love stories and who believe in their singular power to alter and heal our fragile souls."--Dinaw Mengestu, author of "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears "and "How to Read the Air"
About Helen Oyeyemi
Helen Oyeyemi is the author of four novels, most recently White is for Witching, which won a 2010 Somerset Maugham Award, and Mr Fox.