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Ninetails : nine tales / Sally Wen Mao.

Mao, Sally Wen, (author.).

"A "smart and deft" fabulist debut collection of stories re-imagining the nine-tailed fox spirit of Asian folklore (C. Pam Zhang). A fox spirit avenges a teen girl by seducing her abuser. A shapeshifting woman finds herself chased through the woods by fox hunters; meanwhile, an assassination plot called Operation Fox Hunt unfolds against the last Queen of Korea. Chinese migrants hoping to make new lives as "paper children" in America find their pasts-and their hopes for the future-embodied in the foxes that haunt the harbor in 1900s Angel Island. In the nine tales of Ninetails, acclaimed poet Sally Wen Mao reimagines the fox spirit from Asian folklore-a shapeshifter, shaman, and seductress-as an icon of vengeance, solidarity and liberation. The characters of her stories are varied-from silicone sex dolls who come to life with new purpose, to women whose crushes manifest as stones-but they all reach for a common purpose: to find truth and belonging in a difficult world determined to consider them alien. With the fabulist vibrancy of Carmen Maria Machado, the sinuous world-building of Helen Oyeyemi, and the sensuous feminist rage of Han Kang, Ninetails is both timeless-unearthing a cultural icon whose origins date back over a thousand years-and timely in its contemporary political urgency"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780143137894
  • ISBN: 0143137891
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2024.
Genre: Mythological fiction.
Short stories.

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