Fox 8: A Story

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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.

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 ...

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Overview

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.

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 "danjur" 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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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Audio
This charming story from George Saunders follows a fox named Fox 8 as he teaches himself to speak the human language (known as “Yuman”) by listening intently outside of their windows while children are told bedtime stories. But when a development plan for a new shopping mall threatens the food supply, Fox 8 must work to help his pack. As a narrator of his own work, Saunders hands in a reading that is straightforward and wonderfully underplayed. His tone has a youthful quality about it, and his narration is confident, making the story all the more endearing. A standout audiobook that will please listeners of all ages—from the youngest to the oldest members of any pack. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804163989
  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Format: MP3
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 1,282,301
  • Ships to U.S.and APO/FPO addresses only.

Meet the Author

George Saunders

MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow George Saunders is the acclaimed author of several collections of short stories, including Tenth of December, Pastoralia, and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, as well as a collection of essays and a book for children. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    What does a fox say?

    Ra ding ding ding ding ra ding ding ra ding! Whats a fox say! Che che che che cha che cha che! Whats a fox say! Yip yip ya yip yip yip ya yip yip!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Hello.

    If noone is using this result, may I have it for a single-result fox/wolf clan. If anyone has any objections please just tell me, and I will move out. My name is Stormberry, a grey she-wolf with a scar on her right front leg, and , if noone disagrees, Alpha of the newly dubbed Night Flower Pack.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Idudthmnc vkrkfb

    Fhnefgwrc dd uydyfgsye jueeh xbdujrurdhbfh jeccn

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Tap here NOW!!!

    BIRD GOES TWEET CAT GOWS MEOW AND FISH GOES BLUB AND THE ELEPHANT GOES TOOT MOUSE GOES SQUEEK AND THE OWL GOWS OW OW OW BUT THERE IS ONE SOUND THAT NO ONE KNOWS. WHAT DOSE THE FOX SAY!? DING DING DING DINDING DING DING DING DING DING DINDING DING DING. WHAT DOSE THE FOX SAY? HATTI HATTI HATTI HO HATTI HATTI HATTI HO WHAT DOSE THE FOX SAY BIG BLUE EYES PIONTY NOSE AND TINY PAWS ON THE HILL NEXT THING YOU KNOW YOUR STANDING STILL WHAT DO YOU SAY AROOOOOOOOOOOO....... THE SECREAT OF THE FOX WILL IT BE REVIELD!?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Odd and awesome short story

    If you can get past the fox language, this story is incredible and totally worth your time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Needs a sequel PLZ READ GEORGE SAUNDERS

    I WANT A SEQUEL SO BAD I AM WILLING TO WRITE IT MYSELF!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Short and so very sweet

    I love saunders and wait each new creation of his.
    Tho Fox is unusual in style it is uniquely suited to those who seek the fun the smart and thecompassionate.

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    Posted March 26, 2014

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    Posted April 12, 2013

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