The Fox Woman

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Not to be confused with "The Fox Woman", a story by A. Merritt which served as the title piece in a collection of his short stories

The Fox Woman, published in 1999 by Tor Books, is Kij Johnson's first novel set in Heian-era Japan, based in part on the Royall Tyler translation of the stories of the kitsune, or fox spirits. The lead characters are an ambitious human named Kaya no Yoshifuji and a fox woman named Kitsune. The story follows Johnson's Theodore Sturgeon Award-winning story "Fox Magic", and precedes her novel Fudoki in the "Love/War/Death" trilogy.

Reception[edit]

Charles de Lint praised The Fox Woman as "a wonderfully evocative and gripping novel".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Books to Look For, F&SF, January 2000