FOX by Dubravka Ugresic
216 x 140mm, 296 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Hand painted cloth covers, 2021
Fox takes us from Russia to Japan, through Balkan minefields and American road trips, and from the 1920s to the present, as it explores the power of storytelling and literary invention, notions of betrayal, and the randomness of human lives and biographies. Using the duplicitous and shape-shifting fox of Eastern folklore as a motif, Ugrešić constructs a novel that reinvents itself over and over, blending nuggets of literary trivia with the timeless story of a woman trying to escape her hometown and finding love to magical effect. These novels are clothbound with bespoke hand-painted covers, meaning each one is unique.