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3.58 based on 4442 ratings & 663 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

03 June 11
9781447203919
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£8.99
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Synopsis

‘Oyeyemi reveals a twinkling sense of humour . . . A delight’ Independent

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.

“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?

In the media

Funny, deep, shocking, wry, heart-warming and spine-chilling.
Guardian
Not just vibrantly imaginative but filled with wit and wisdom. Her best book so far.
Metro
Funny and fresh, piercingly astute.
Daily Telegraph

About Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi is the author of The Icarus Girl, The Opposite House, White is for Witching (which won the Somerset Maugham Award), Mr Fox and the short story collection What is Not Yours is Not Yours. In 2013, Helen was included in Granta's Best of Young British Novelists.