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I had the pleasure of interviewing Helen for Fantasy Matters. We talked about Mr. Fox, fairytales, and her current art pleasures. And, in case you need further persuasion to take a look at this fantastic novel on its American birthday, here's my review that will be appearing on our October list of staff picks:
This is the story of a love triangle between Mr. Fox, a famous author, his wife Daphne, and Mary Foxe, a woman who is both his muse and a figment of his imagination. It is, in fact, several stories, each managing to be vivid and odd, as well as charming and brutal in turns. Mr. Fox and Mary Foxe find themselves transformed into different roles, playing out the magic of fairytales, the shock of violence, and the difficulties of falling in love.
This novel is written with precision, wit, and a warmth that illuminates, but doesn’t obscure. It is an intricate and beautiful set of Chinese boxes. I found myself eager to dive from one to another, and astonishingly sad when I reached the end.