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  1. says:

    The poetry of this novel is superb I really enjoyed Larissa Lai's uniue vocabulary She uses words or phrases in unexpected combinations and I love that I sometimes felt I could reach out and touch her descriptions the eroded hills have drunk all but the last drops of blue from the sky I also appreciate her in your face presentation of difficult issues such as violence and war race and discrimination sexual preferences feminism cultural s a

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    I came across this book whilst on a magic realism expedition I'd never heard of it before nor of Lai so you can imagine my sheer surprise when this book ticked so many boxes for me Mythology storytelling shapeshifting through the ages re storytelling women who love women I devoured this book on the first read a

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    Short version I don't know why this isn't considered a classic lesbian novel It deserves way attention Long version

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    This novel follows three different narrations that flow toward a common source These narrations come closer and closer together until they join in a single river that sings a profound song Goodreads describes When Fox Turns A Thousand as a lyrical novel I can certainly see why for its prose is indeed lyrical The novel is written be

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    A rich engrossing read Although I sometimes struggled to follow all of the connections between characters I loved the storytelling style I really enjoy stories that tie folklore into the protagonists' lives in this way and it is fabulous to see a story like this that is so full of ueer women

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    I got through the whole thing somehow I'm really interested in the mythology surrounding foxes becoming human It's an interesting concept to me So when I picked up this book I was expecting the main character to be a fox Not so the main character title gets split between three characters one fox and two different people in time he h

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    This is a fascinating book told in three narrative strands which follow a poet of ancient China a young woman in modern Vancouver and the fox spirit who haunts them both The modern section was my least favorite mostly due to the passivity and diffidence of the protagonist but the writing was well done and I really liked what the author was doing in trying to bridge the Chinese Canadian gap This reminded me of Charles de Lint's

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    Fifty pages into this book I was enjoying it There are three different time periods in the book signposted by beautiful visual prints of a fox

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    The subject matter was interesting and I loved the Fox Spirit Mythology but felt the character development of the 9th century Poetess was very incomplete Most of the story revolves around Artemis the young student living in Vancouver She is no

  10. says:

    Definitely interesting I read this book because a classmate in my Third World Women Writers class recommended the author I was interested in the fox spirit mythology I was also interested in reading books that dealt with some issues of genderMy favorite voices out of the three were the fox and the poetess I wasn't so interested in Artemis' s

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Review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Larissa Lai

R 1000 birthday the ninth century Taoist poetnun Yu Hsuan Chi a real person executed in China for murder and the oddly named Artemis a young Asian American woman living in contemporary VancouverWith beautiful and enchanting prose. I got through the whole thing somehow I m really interested in the mythology surrounding foxes becoming human It s an interesting concept to me So when I picked up this book I was expecting the main character to be a fox Not so the main character title gets split between three characters one fox and two different people in time he has tricked and troubled The Poetess the character from the past whose body the fox eventually stole was interesting until she went crazy and her sections of the novel degenerated into meaningless poetic language of course that s what happens when a poet goes mad right The main character who I believe gets the most sections in the novel Artemis has to be the most frustrating character ever We should attribute some of her frustrating ualities to the fact she s being manipulated by the fox some of them to the fact that she is an adopted child and some to the fact that as a minority her life is difficult but it ultimately makes no difference in how dull and ridiculous she is She pops in and out of relationships constantly She apparently never feels at home or contented She does next to nothing even though she is supposedly a student She shoplifts once which is supposed to make her interesting I think She makes friends with a girl who steals credit cards and is then surprised when that girl betrays her She falls in love with a guy who doesn t want to have sex with her lives with him for a while and sleeps platonically with him then resents him when he finally realizes he is gay She ignores her friends and lovers then feels hurt when they mistreat her When she is mistreated by her lovers male or female she just sits back and lets it happen without even protesting verbally I just don t know I understand she has difficulty with her identity but you can t even say she s struggling to find it because she doesn t even seem to care that she is lacking one There s no substance to her whatsoever and since she is carrying the novel it makes for a very difficult readAs I mentioned so little happens in the novel as well apart from relationships breaking apart The main action all occurs at the end of the novel and then it s both gruesome and bizarre I just couldn t enjoy this Manhattan Boss Diamond Proposal up this book I was expecting the main character to be a fox Not so the main character title gets split between three characters one fox and two different people in time he has tricked and troubled The Poetess the character from the past whose body the fox eventually stole was interesting The Photographers Quick Guide To Photoshop Cs6 until she went crazy and her sections of the novel degenerated into meaningless poetic language of course that s what happens when a poet goes mad right The main character who I believe gets the most sections in the novel Artemis has to be the most frustrating character ever We should attribute some of her frustrating Early Summer Garden Burpees American Harvest Cookbooks ualities to the fact she s being manipulated by the fox some of them to the fact that she is an adopted child and some to the fact that as a minority her life is difficult but it Petals Drifting ultimately makes no difference in how dull and ridiculous she is She pops in and out of relationships constantly She apparently never feels at home or contented She does next to nothing even though she is supposedly a student She shoplifts once which is supposed to make her interesting I think She makes friends with a girl who steals credit cards and is then surprised when that girl betrays her She falls in love with a guy who doesn t want to have sex with her lives with him for a while and sleeps platonically with him then resents him when he finally realizes he is gay She ignores her friends and lovers then feels hurt when they mistreat her When she is mistreated by her lovers male or female she just sits back and lets it happen without even protesting verbally I just don t know I Quyn S understand she has difficulty with her identity but you can t even say she s struggling to find it because she doesn t even seem to care that she is lacking one There s no substance to her whatsoever and since she is carrying the novel it makes for a very difficult readAs I mentioned so little happens in the novel as well apart from relationships breaking apart The main action all occurs at the end of the novel and then it s both gruesome and bizarre I just couldn t enjoy this

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And a sure narrative hand Lai combines Chinese mythology the sexual politics of medieval China and modern day Vancouver to masterfully revise the myth of the Fox a figure who can inhibit women’s bodies in order to cause mischi. Fifty pages into this book I was enjoying it There are three different time periods in the book signposted by beautiful visual prints of a fox a lantern a book The fox signifies the titular animal a trickster demi deity who wants to turn one thousand years old because then she can really do some impressive supernatural stuff The lantern is the story of a girl about a thousand years ago in China who meets a mysterious woman gets married into an unusual family The book take place in 1990 s Vancouver so there can be mix tapes with a young college student named Artemis Wong Artemis was adopted she s at loose ends kind of in love with a photographer who might be gay so is not into her in that way and who seems to attract all the wrong sorts of people like Diane I know who scams guys for credit cards breaks into and uses homes when the owners aren t there that sort of thing Sooo one hundred pages in I was still waiting for all this to come together The last two storylines are about fox hauntings that much is clear but they don t seem to have much else in common and I don t see how reading one story helps me learn anything about the other stories It just feels like random story breaks and switches like a needle skipping and scratching on a record remember it s the 90 s in Toronto I don t much like Artemis because she s not so much a character as a blank slate who has things happen to her Since the book is only 200 pages or so I feel that in 100 pages you ought to see some coming together of plot lines if there s going to be any Artemis embarrasses me for myself when I was that age because she s got so little regard for herself has no idea what to do when others act in ways that aren t good for her and thinks jerks are cool I skipped ahead and the characters pretty much come to no good end I don t want that kind of ghost story right now double-doms-a-menage-baby-romance unusual family The book take place in 1990 s Vancouver so there can be mix tapes with a young college student named Artemis Wong Artemis was adopted she s at loose ends kind of in love with a photographer who might be gay so is not into her in that way and who seems to attract all the wrong sorts of people like Diane I know who scams guys for credit cards breaks into and bimbo-invasion-english-edition uses homes when the owners aren t there that sort of thing Sooo one hundred pages in I was still waiting for all this to come together The last two storylines are about fox hauntings that much is clear but they don t seem to have much else in common and I don t see how reading one story helps me learn anything about the other stories It just feels like random story breaks and switches like a needle skipping and scratching on a record remember it s the 90 s in Toronto I don t much like Artemis because she s not so much a character as a blank slate who has things happen to her Since the book is only 200 pages or so I feel that in 100 pages you ought to see some coming together of plot lines if there s going to be any Artemis embarrasses me for myself when I was that age because she s got so little regard for herself has no idea what to do when others act in ways that aren t good for her and thinks jerks are cool I skipped ahead and the characters pretty much come to no good end I don t want that kind of ghost story right now

Review É PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ö Larissa Lai

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 he. I came across this book whilst on a magic realism expedition I d never heard of it before nor of Lai so you can imagine my sheer surprise when this book ticked so many boxes for me Mythology storytelling shapeshifting through the ages re storytelling women who love women I devoured this book on the first read and I knew I had rushed through it not letting the story and characters fully consume me I read it in a second dedicated reading a couple of months later The book consumed me it was all I could think about I took the characters with me and wove them into my own imaginative pursuits The story became me in part It was no surprise that after the climactic ending I was breathless that this book was no What a find and an unexpected gem of a find the best read I ve come across in years Thank you Larissa Lai