This hardbacked first edition of Fox 8 is signed by the author, George Saunders. Saunders won the Man Booker prize for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo.
Fox 8 is a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world—featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal.
Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he 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 “danjer” 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 8showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whomThe New York Timescalled “the writer for our time.”