'Vivid, enigmatic, enchanting' M. L. Rio
'Irresistible' Sunday Times
Some people think foxes go around collecting qi, or life force, but nothing could be further than the truth. We are living creatures, just like you, only usually better looking . . .
Manchuria, 1908: A young woman is found frozen in the snow.
Her death is clouded by rumours of foxes, believed to lure people into peril by transforming into beautiful women and men. Bao, a detective with a reputation for sniffing out the truth, is hired to uncover the dead woman's identity. Since childhood, Bao has been intrigued by the fox gods, yet they've remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until, perhaps, now.
Snow is a creature of many secrets, but most of all, she's a mother seeking vengeance. Hunting a murderer, the trail will take her from northern China to Japan, with Bao following doggedly behind.
And as their paths draw ever closer together, both Snow and Bao will encounter old friends and new foes, even as more deaths occur.
The Fox Wife is a stunning novel about old loves and second chances, the depth of maternal bonds, and ancient folktales that may very well be true.
PRAISE FOR THE FOX WIFE
'Magical, wondrous, transporting and illuminating' Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
'Rich and beguiling' Daily Mail
'Filled with wonder, mystery and folklore' Sue Lynn Tan
'Enchanting' the i
'A rich tangle of myth, mystery, and history' Alix E. Harrow