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Confessions of the Fox

Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg
Jun 26, 2018 | 352 Pages
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“Resonant of George Saunders, of Nikolai Gogol, and of nothing that’s ever been written before . . . irreverent, erudite, and not to be missed.”Booklist (starred review)

“An ambitious, thought-provoking novel [that] explores everything from gender identity to mass incarceration, moves between centuries, and even features footnotes. . . . You’ll find yourself immersed, and maybe even changed.”Entertainment Weekly

“Looking to get lost in a big, juicy historical novel? Look no further. Jordy Rosenberg’s debut tracks the Bonnie and Clyde of eighteenth-century London and the academic who’s obsessed with reading and heavily annotating an account of their lives. . . . A delight.”Vulture


“Amazing . . . thrilling . . . A queer love story intertwined with a historical mystery that will take you to unexpected places.”Bustle

“The summer’s splashiest debut.”The Hollywood Reporter

“Absurdly fun . . . dazzling.”Publishers Weekly, “Best Summer Books 2018”

“It’s as if Robert Louis Stevenson met Michael Foucault.”—Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Books

“Astonishing and mesmerizing . . . [Jordy] Rosenberg is an ebullient and witty storyteller.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A singular, daring, and thrilling novel: political, sexy, and cunning as a fox.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review) 

Confessions of the Fox is quite simply extraordinary. Imagine if Maggie Nelson, Daphne du Maurier, and Daniel Defoe collaborated? That.”—Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

“With adventure, wit, and a ferocious heart, Confessions of the Fox is an astonishing, bawdy, dazzling triumph of a book.”—Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“A genre-bending, high-octane thrill from beginning to end . . . I couldn’t put it down.”—Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Book of Joan

“Extraordinary and brilliant . . . At once a queer love story, radical counterhistory, and a thrilling page-turner, Confessions of the Fox is a vitally important work of our time.”—China Miéville, author of The Last Days of New Paris

“A triumphant debut . . . Adventure and erudition meet with a loose-limbed poetry in every sentence, and the result is a magician’s trick of a novel but on a grand scale.”—Alexander Chee, author of The Queen of the Night

“I devoured this book because of its Dickensian devotion to gnarly historical steam punk realism. Really it’s such an obsessive read, sad it was over. I couldn’t stop wanting to go there.”—Eileen Myles, author of Chelsea Girls

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