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The Fox Woman

(2000)
(The first book in the Fox Woman series)
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Based on the award - winning short story Fox Magic, Kij Johnson's THE FOX WOMAN is a haunting novel of love and magic, of Kitsune, the young fox kit who catches a glimpse of a Japanese nobleman and resolves to snare his heart. Kitsune embarks on a journey that will change her, her family, and all the humans she encounters...and the magic she conjures will transform all of their lives forever. Set against the backdrop of medieval Japanese society, THE FOX WOMAN is both a retelling of the classic Japanese animal fable and a stunning exploration of what it means to be in love, whether fox or woman, and what paths one will take to try to find the mercurial ghost that is happiness.

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Praise for this book

"A magnificent book, powerfully and profoundly moving; in its moods and atmosphere, utterly magical, a genuine and unique work of high art. The Fox Woman immediately sets the author in the front rank of today's novelists." - Lloyd Alexander

"Kij Johnson reminds us that the magic (and strength) of Fantasy is seeing ourselves in the mirror of the Other. Never has that mirror shimmered more seductively. Look." - Terry Bisson

"The Fox Woman is a wonderfully evocative and gripping novel, a book that will stay with you and resonate in your heart long after the final page is turned." - Charles de Lint

"If you are a smash-and-grab, blood-on-the-sword fantasy reader, this astonishingly lyrical first novel about a medieval Japanese shapeshifter is not for you. But if you want lush prose, romantic settings, and a poetry-of-the-soul book, run-do not walk-to get this. God, I wish I had written it!" - Jane Yolen


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Used availability for Kij Johnson's The Fox Woman

Hardback Editions

January 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Fox Woman
Author(s): Kij Johnson
ISBN: 0-312-85429-3 / 978-0-312-85429-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Fox Woman
Author(s): Kij Johnson
ISBN: 0-312-87559-2 / 978-0-312-87559-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2001 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Fox Woman
Author(s): Kij Johnson
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA