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The fox wife : a novel

Choo, Yangsze (author., Author).

Summary: "Manchuria, 1908. In the last years of the dying Qing Empire, a courtesan is found frozen in a doorway. Her death is clouded by rumors of foxes, which are believed to lure people by transforming themselves into beautiful women and handsome men. Bao, a detective with an uncanny ability to sniff 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. Meanwhile, a family who owns a famous Chinese medicine shop can cure ailments but can't escape the curse that afflicts them--their eldest sons die before their twenty-fourth birthdays. When a disruptively winsome servant named Snow enters their household, the family's luck seems to change--or does it? Snow is a creature of many secrets, but most of all she's a mother seeking vengeance for her lost child. Hunting a murderer, she will follow the trail from northern China to Japan, while Bao follows doggedly behind. Navigating the myths and misconceptions of fox spirits, both Snow and Bao will encounter old friends and new foes, even as more deaths occur"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 1250266017
  • ISBN: 9781250266019
  • Physical Description: 388 pages : color map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2024.
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 3 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 1 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Color map on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Murder Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Foxes Fiction
Mythology, Chinese Fiction
Spirits Fiction
Young men Fiction
Revenge Fiction
Manchuria (China) Fiction
Meurtre Romans, nouvelles, etc
Personnes disparues Romans, nouvelles, etc
Renards Romans, nouvelles, etc
Mythologie chinoise Romans, nouvelles, etc
Esprits Romans, nouvelles, etc
Jeunes hommes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Vengeance Romans, nouvelles, etc
Homicide Fiction
Missing persons Fiction
Foxes Fiction
Manchuria (China)
Genre: Romans.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.
Mythological fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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