The Fox Wife

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$27.99  $26.03
Henry Holt & Company
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6.2 X 9.3 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Yangsze Choo is the New York Times bestselling author of The Ghost Bride (now a Netflix Original series) and The Night Tiger, a Reese's Book Club Pick, and a Big Jubilee Read selection for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee. She lives in California with her family and loves to eat and read (often at the same time). The Fox Wife and all previous novels would not have been possible without large quantities of dark chocolate.

Yangsze is happy to visit book clubs via Zoom! You can find her on her website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Named a Best Book of February by Time
Named a Favorite Fiction Read of 2024 by NPR
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2024 by LitHub and BookPage

A February 2024 IndieNext Pick
A February 2024 LibraryReads pick

"Witty and suspenseful."
-Alida Becker, The New York Times Book Review

"Like all the best supernatural stories, The Fox Wife reveals something profound about humanity: the ease with which we get drawn into chasing what we think we want, rather than what will actually nourish us. And the cruelty with which the powerful treat those under their power."
-Charlie Jane Anders, The Washington Post

"Utterly captivating . . . . So lively and sharp-edged, it unfolds almost like an animated cartoon in your head."
-Marion Winik, Oprah Daily

"A delicate and suspenseful detective tale, it's perfect to savor on a wintry weekend."
--Bethanne Patrick, The Los Angeles Times

"[An] enchanting tale of murder, revenge, and the power of a mother's love."

"It's clever and observant, with twists and turns and just the perfect amount of folklore to keep you asking: What is real and what is imagined?"
--Elissa Nadworny, NPR

"Part love story, part adventure, and part mystery, The Fox Wife is an enjoyable excursion into the beliefs and life in the China of 120 years ago."
--Michael Sears, The New York Journal of Books

"Equal parts detective story, folktale, and family saga, the highly anticipated latest novel by Choo (The Night Tiger, 2019) will appeal to fans of diverse, imaginative literary fiction, historical mysteries like Nilima Rao's A Disappearance in Fiji (2023), and fantasy like Marlon James' Dark Star trilogy."
--Booklist (starred review)

"Choo's writing is lush and the slow revelation of complicated relationships and reunions hum with tension. This is a treat."
--Publishers Weekly

"The voices are compelling; the secrets are rich. . . . Layers of meaning accrue, bringing together the past and the present, mythology and personal ambition, actions and reactions, control and fate, into a fascinating tale of foxes, foes and friends."

"An intriguing vulpine mystery worth the suspension of disbelief...The rich Asian tradition of fox folklore provides the backdrop for Choo's complex and atmospheric tale of identity and discovery set in early 1900s Manchuria."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Magical, wonderous, transporting and illuminating, The Fox Wife reminds me that reading can be pure joy . . . I was captivated from the very first word of this novel until its very last. Yangsze Choo is a writer of immense talent."
--Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, internationally best-selling author of The Mountains Sing and Dust Child

"A stunning story filled with wonder, mystery and folklore. I was utterly captivated by Yangsze Choo's exquisite prose and fascinating characters from the first page till the last. A remarkable tale, one that will stay with me."
--Sue Lynn Tan, author of Daughter of the Moon Goddess

"Like the foxes who populate its pages, The Fox Wife is vivid, enigmatic, and enchanting. Choo's fresh new fable conjures a world where danger and intrigue are forever entwined with sublime and sensory delights."
--M.L. Rio, author of If We Were Villains

"The Fox Wife is a rich tangle of myth, mystery, and history, delivered with Choo's inimitable grace and precision. It's not a book so much as a beguilement; it enchanted me entirely."
--Alix E. Harrow, New York Times bestselling author of Starling House

"Masterfully plotted and superbly surprising, The Fox Wife will entice you into a world of magic and heartbreak, a beautiful tapestry woven from love and revenge and forgiveness. Beware: once you start, you may not be able to put it down!"
--Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, author of Independence and The Last Queen

"Choo weaves yet another enthralling tale and, this time, it's a glimpse of the immortal lives of foxes. Her prose is lush as ever and Snow is a captivating lens of emotions and magic."
--Roselle Lim, author of Sophie Go's Lonely Hearts Club