Skip to main content

About the Book

About the Book

Fox 8: A Story

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of LINCOLN IN THE BARDO, a darkly comic short story about the unintended consequences unleashed by our quest to tame the natural world --- featuring gorgeous black-and-white illustrations by Chelsea Cardinal.

Fox 8 has always been known as the daydreamer in his pack, the one his fellow foxes regard with a knowing snort and a roll of the eyes. That is, until he develops a unique skill: He teaches himself to speak “Yuman” by hiding in the bushes outside a house and listening to children’s bedtime stories. The power of language fuels his abundant curiosity about people --- even after “danjer” arrives in the form of a new shopping mall that cuts off his food supply, sending Fox 8 on a harrowing quest to help save his pack.

Told with his distinctive blend of humor and pathos, FOX 8 showcases the extraordinary imaginative talents of George Saunders, whom The New York Times called “the writer for our time.”

Audiobook available, read by George Saunders

Fox 8: A Story
by George Saunders

  • Publication Date: November 13, 2018
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 1984818023
  • ISBN-13: 9781984818027