Book of the Week | When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai
Unicorns, castles, queens, princesses, magic wands, mystery, love, and dreams are the wedges that are placed with utmost delicacy to fabricate wonder. By now, you would have realized that the theme for this week is Fairytale.
"Life isn't a fairy tale", we often hear this, if it was, it won't be simple either! It carries its adventurous sway which is much larger than life. The relieving part is that we know the end is beautiful.
Book of the Week: When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai
Synopsis: When Fox Is a Thousand is a spirited retelling of an old Chinese folktale. In Larissa Lai's lyrical and enchanting novel, a fox spirit comes to haunt Artemis Wong, a young woman living in contemporary Vancouver. The Fox brings with her the history of another haunting, that of the T'ang Dynasty poet Yu Hsuan-Chi, who was accused of having murdered the young maidservant who once worked for her. Part history, part fairytale, part urban discontent, this delightful novel cracks open all preconceptions about Asian women, gender, sexuality, family, faith, and the flow of time. Smart, funny, and fully-imagined, When Fox Is a Thousand will stay with you long after the last page.
This is one great read that would take you down on a nostalgia trip to your childhood. Tell me about your opinion of the book in the comments!