The Fox Wife: A Novel
Bao is hired to find the name of a young courtesan found dead. His investigation leads him to a photographer who might have known the young lady. Snow is a mother set on revenge. While hunting for the man responsible for her child’s death, she takes employment as a caregiver of the mother of the owner of the medicine shop. The prey they seek is the same man. As they seek, their paths become entwined in mysteries and secrets. At the center of the hunt are ghosts, myths, and foxes.
The Fox Wife is the latest novel from best-selling author Yangsze Choo. Chinese folklore plays heavily in this historical crime drama. In this beautifully written fantasy, Choo proves herself a master storyteller. While weaving through two different narratives, Choo deftly intertwines each story. Even though this is not a fast-paced tale, Choo keeps the reader engaged through an ever-changing landscape, fascinating characters and glamorous dinner parties.
The Fox Wifeappeals to readers looking for folklore blended into the tales. Also, those who have fallen in love with Choo’s stories will be enthralled by this newest work.
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