By Larissa Lai
When Fox is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical novel, wealthy with poetry and folklore and parts of the fairytale. Larissa Lai interweaves 3 narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox starting to be towards knowledge and her one thousand birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a actual individual achieved in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a tender Asian-American girl residing in modern Vancouver.
With appealing and spell binding prose, and a convinced narrative hand, Lai combines chinese language mythology, the sexual politics of medieval China, and modern day Vancouver to masterfully revise the parable of the Fox (a determine who can inhibit women’s our bodies on the way to reason mischief). Her effective mind's eye and huge verbal ability lead to a story that maintains to hang-out lengthy after the tale is told.
First released to huge acclaim in 1995 and out of print given that 2001, this re-creation of When Fox is a Thousand, released by way of Arsenal Pulp Press for the 1st time, contains a new foreword through the author.
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When Fox is a Thousand by Larissa Lai