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 1000 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-American woman living in contemporary Vancouver.
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(202mm x 147mm x 18mm)
Arsenal Pulp Press
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Author Biography - Larissa Lai
Larissa Lai, born in La Jolla, California, is a writer, editor, organizer and student currently living in Calgary, Alberta. She was awarded an Astraea Foundation Emerging Writers Award in 1995 and her first novel When Fox Is A Thousand was shortlisted for the Chapters/ Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1996. In 1997-98, she was the Markin-Flanagan Canadian Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary. In 2001, she completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. She currently working on a PhD in English at the University of Calgary