Fox 8 by George Saunders audiobook

Fox 8: A Story

By George Saunders
Read by George Saunders

Random House Audio
0.62 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780804163989

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world. Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak Yuman by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after danjer arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack. Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

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Summary

Summary

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world.

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regarded with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until Fox 8 develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak Yuman by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people—even after danjer arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, Fox 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

The best short-story writer in English. Mary Karr
Saunders makes you feel as though you are reading fiction for the first time. Khaled Hosseini
Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny. Zadie Smith
There is no one more essential to our national sense of self and sanity. Dave Eggers
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

Reviews

Reviews

by Meagan 9/13/2017
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An environmentalist novella not to be missed

This book, written and read by George Saunders, tells the story of a fox who becomes a victim of human expansion as told from the fox's point of view. The message reminds me of Watership Down, one of my favorite books of all time; humans are taking over the land, and this greatly affects the habitats and behavior of animals. While the characters in this little novella don't have enough time to fully develop, I still found myself rooting for the fox and his family as a shopping mall takes over their space in the world. But like Watership Down, this isn't a story for children, nor is it a tale the faint of heart; it is a touching, poignant essay on the fragility of nature when faced with thoughtless (and sometimes cruel) human activity. *** George Saunders is the perfect narrator for this tale; his voice is nothing special, but it suits the quick, sharp observations of an anxious fox extremely well.

Author

Author Bio: George Saunders

Author Bio: George Saunders

George Saunders is the New York Times bestselling author of several books as well as the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and was included in Time’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 0.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English