Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi audiobook

Mr. Fox: A Novel

By Helen Oyeyemi
Read by Carole Boyd

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
8.25 Hours Unabridged
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Fairy-tale romances end with awedding, and the fairy tales don’t get complicated. In this book, celebratedwriter Mr. Fox can’t stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels,and neither can his wife, Daphne. It is not until Mary, his muse, comes to lifeand transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfolddifferently. Mary challenges Mr. Fox to join her in stories of their owndevising; and so, through different times and places, the two of them seek eachother, find each other, thwart each other, and try to stay together, even whenthe roles they inhabit seem to forbid it. Their adventures twist the fairy taleinto 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 convincedthat her husband is having an affair and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox’sgame. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl ofhis dreams or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than hecares to admit? The extraordinarily gifted HelenOyeyemi has written a love story like no other. Mr. Fox is a magical book, endlessly inventive, as witty andcharming as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with oneanother.

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Summary

Summary

A 2011 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Winner of the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Fairy-tale romances end with awedding, and the fairy tales don’t get complicated. In this book, celebratedwriter Mr. Fox can’t stop himself from killing off the heroines of his novels,and neither can his wife, Daphne. It is not until Mary, his muse, comes to lifeand transforms him from author into subject that his story begins to unfolddifferently. Mary challenges Mr. Fox to join her in stories of their owndevising; and so, through different times and places, the two of them seek eachother, find each other, thwart each other, and try to stay together, even whenthe roles they inhabit seem to forbid it. Their adventures twist the fairy taleinto 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 convincedthat her husband is having an affair and finds her way into Mary and Mr. Fox’sgame. And so Mr. Fox is offered a choice: Will it be a life with the girl ofhis dreams or a life with an all-too-real woman who delights him more than hecares to admit?

The extraordinarily gifted HelenOyeyemi has written a love story like no other. Mr. Fox is a magical book, endlessly inventive, as witty andcharming as it is profound in its truths about how we learn to be with oneanother.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny and fresh…piercingly astute.” Telegraph (UK)
“This prodigiously talented writer’s take on the Bluebeard myth is a piece of modern magical realism that is not just vibrantly imaginative but filled with wit and wisdom.” Metro (UK)
“The language is intensely vibrant, and Oyeyemi’s characters almost dance on their pages…An outstanding addition to an impressive body of work.” Independent (London)
“The language is crystalline and the images startling, but forget any resemblance to linear logic in what is ultimately a treatise on love, on male subjugation of women, and on the creative experience.” Kirkus Reviews
“Violence is never far away in this ambitious effort, but neither is love…Oyeyemi’s dazzling, dislocating novel ends with an elemental tale of transformation.” Washington Post
“Charm is a quality that overflows in this novel…Oyeyemi casts her word-spell, sentence by sentence, story by story, and by the end, the oppressive lair has opened up into a shimmering landscape pulsing with life.” New York Times Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Helen Oyeyemi

Author Bio: Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi was born in Nigeria and raised in London. She is the author of The Icarus Girl, which was completed before her nineteenth birthday, The Opposite House, which was a nominee for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and White Is for Witching, which won the 2010 Somerset Maugham Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English