Fox 8: A Story

  • Release Date:     ISBN: 361824489623692715
  • Genre: Short Stories     Publisher:
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Fox 8: A Story Book Summary

From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Tenth of December comes a darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment—now available for the first time as an eBook.
 
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.”
 
Praise for George Saunders and Tenth of December
 
“The best book you’ll read this year . . . more moving and emotionally accessible than anything that has come before.”—The New York Times Magazine
 
“Saunders is a complete original, unlike anyone else.”—Dave Eggers
 
“Affecting [and] wincingly funny . . . It’s no exaggeration to say that the short story master George Saunders helped change the trajectory of American fiction.”—The Wall Street Journal
 
“Subversive, hilarious, and emotionally piercing.”—Jennifer Egan
 
“Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.”—Zadie Smith
 
“George Saunders makes the all-but-impossible look effortless. We’re lucky to have him.”—Jonathan Franzen
 
Tenth of December isn’t just [Saunders’s] most unexpected work yet; it’s also his best . . . as weird, scary, and devastating as America itself.”—NPR
 
“An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times.”—Thomas Pynchon
 
“The best short-story writer in English alive.” —Mary Karr



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  • Different

    By Sam Peee
    4
    It took a while to adjust to this type of wording but once you get going it was pretty easy. Seemed very much like a fable which kind of rambled on at the end. Might read it to my kids if I ever have some....
  • Truly insightful

    By Amazingbob5
    5
    I was looking for a good book about foxes and found this one and it is the best decision I have made in a long time. It shows how people have put mean stereotypes and shows the cruelness of our abuse towards these animals. It is a must-read by everyone, and please take in the meaning of this story to heart, it is truly insightful.
  • Read this Story

    By matthewwbaker
    5
    Another amazing short. Read this!
  • Animal talk

    By Markus Stobbs
    5
    A must for anyone who likes animals that talk or enjoys laughing out loud while reading.
  • Fox 8

    By Honey Ryder3
    5
    Such an interesting read. I loved it
  • Great story

    By kppkkppkkp
    5
    Downloaded this in the woods on an AT thruhike. I loved this story, reading it at night in the tent in the woods made it even better. Quick read, you will not regret it!
  • Reeding Your Mind

    By luckysimi
    5
    The buty in this guy is that he can geddin ur mind and no wut u r think in. Then he rites it down and u r like wow!. That guy nose wut I am think in. And he nose wutthey r thin in. And wut. He is think in is about the hole whirl and may B how to fix it. He is he first twentieth century writer i have ever read. He shud be red by ever e one!! I have also read his book THE TENTH OF DECEMBER and was awed by its depth and simplicity. This story is a short temptation of the wonderful compilation of werds (words) he puts together.
  • Must Read

    By Michael Belong
    5
    Everyone in the world needs to read this.

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