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The fox wife : a novel

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First edition.

"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."--

Available copies

  • 15 of 33 copies available at Westchester Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Yonkers Public Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 33 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Choo (Text)
New Fiction
31035710090423
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC Choo (Text)
New Fiction
31035700067118
Checked out
04/20/2024

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