When fox is a thousand by Larissa Lai

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Published by Press Gang in Vancouver .

Written in English

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StatementLarissa Lai.
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LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.L2815 W44 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination236 p. ;
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL531555M
ISBN 100889740410
LC Control Number96108189

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When Fox is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical novel, rich with poetry and folklore and elements of the fairytale. Larissa Lai interweaves three narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox growing toward wisdom and her birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a real person executed in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a young Asian Cited by:   When Fox is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical novel, rich with poetry and folklore and elements of the fairytale.

Larissa Lai interweaves three narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox growing toward wisdom and her birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a real person executed in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a y/5.

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When a fox is fifty, it can take the form of a woman. When it is one hundred, it can take the form of a beautiful girl. When it is a thousand, it can speak to Heaven and will never die. Before reading this book, I was completely unfamiliar with the place of the fox in Chinese mythology.

When Fox Is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical story, a spirited retelling of the old Chinese folktale of the Fox. In Larissa Lai's compelling first novel, a fox spirit comes to haunt the oddly named Artemis Wong, a young woman living in Vancouver.

When Fox Is a Thousand by Larissa Lai. Winner: Astraea Foundation Emerging Novelist Award Finalist: Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. When Fox Is a Thousand is a spirited retelling of an old Chinese folktale. In Larissa Lai’s lyrical and enchanting novel, a fox spirit comes to haunt Artemis Wong, a young woman living in contemporary Vancouver.

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When Fox Is a Thousand's narrative strands and lyrical language mirror the magic of its tale. The fox spirit mythology and historical memoir alone are well worth a read, but the way Lai deftly handles the convergences and spaces between these narratives and that of Artemis, a young Chinese Canadian woman, is well worth a second, or third, read.

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Patriarchal society, Western exploitation of the Orient vs. Cultural fluidity and syncreticism. When fox is a thousand book When Fox is a Thousand is a lyrical, magical novel, rich with poetry and folklore and elements of the fairytale. Larissa Lai interweaves three narrative voices and their attendant cultures: an elusive fox growing toward wisdom and her birthday, the ninth-century Taoist poet/nun Yu Hsuan-Chi (a real person executed in China for murder), and the oddly named Artemis, a young.

Larissa Lai, born in La Jolla, California, is a writer, editor, organizer and professor currently living in Vancouver, BC. She was awarded an Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers Award in and her first novel When Fox Is A Thousand was shortlisted for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award in She is also the author of the novel Salt Fish Girl () and Automaton Pages: Get this from a library.

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