The Fox Wife

The Fox Wife

Science Fiction & Fantasy
Hardback Published on: 13/02/2024
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The Fox Wife
Beautiful storytelling that reads like a fairytale.
Actual rating 3.5. If you love beautiful sweeping novels that read like fairytales for adults, then keep an eye out for this one! Whilst this story ... READ MORE
Tilly Fitzgerald
The Fox Wife
Bewitching and mystical, this book is filled with sensory pleasing storytelling.
What a stunning novel Choo has given us readers. The Fox Wife captivates from the very first page. Following a dual story line that inevitably and magnific... READ MORE
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'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.


'Poetic and evocative' Good Housekeeping

'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

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529429756
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Weight: 619g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 164 x 40 mm

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The Fox Wife
Perfect blend of historical fiction and folklore
I read an eARC of this book so thank you to the author, the publisher and Net Galley. This book was such a beautiful blend of folklore and historical f... READ MORE
Jennifer Charlton
The Fox Wife
Absolutely brilliant book
I really enjoyed this book in fact I’d go as far as to say one of my favourite reads so far this year and I read a lot. Two distinct storylines, set in Ma... READ MORE
Lynda Checkley
The Fox Wife
A unique story
This book was a gift and what a wonderful gift it was. We follow two characters; Snow a fox spirit ,seeking vengeance for the death of her daughter and Bao... READ MORE