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The fox wife : a novel / Yangsze Choo.

Choo, Yangsze, (author.).


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. -- Amazon

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250266019
  • ISBN: 1250266017
  • Physical Description: 388 pages : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on lining pages.
Subject: Courtesans > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Foxes > Fiction.
Mythology, Chinese > Fiction.
Gods, Chinese > Fiction.
Spirits > Fiction.
Young men > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Detectives > Fiction.
Blessing and cursing > Fiction.
Mothers > Fiction.
Manchuria (China) > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Magic realist fiction.

Available copies

  • 8 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 22 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library FICTION CHOO 2024 (Text) 0001012539068 Fiction New Checked out 03/12/2024

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