Mr. Foxby Helen Oyeyemi
One of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists
From the prizewinning young writer of What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours, a brilliant and inventive story of love, lies, and inspiration.
Fairy-tale romances end with a wedding, and the fairy tales don't get complicated./b>/i>/b>/i>
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This novel is about a mentally disturbed man who is a writer. I did not like it and would not recommend it. I gave it two stars because some of the images were unusual and grammar and punctuation were in good order. There were places in the story where I did not know who was speaking. Mary Foxe is a creature of Mr. Fox's imagination but she is seen by his wife and she eats -- doesn't she? Or is Daphne, the spouse, also nuts? Or maybe she is humoring her husband? The story switches in the latter half to short stories and except for foxes being included I didn't know what the connection was to the crazy story that takes place at the opening and "finishes(?)" somewhere in the middle. Somewhere around page 86 (Nook version) Oyeyemi provides a clearer story that includes the name of the mental condition she writes about. Maybe she has the mental condition she writes about in this novel or maybe she knows someone who does? Had I done some research before buying I would not have purchased this -- even on my Nook.