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Confessions of the Fox by Jordy Rosenberg

Confessions of the Fox

Jordy Rosenberg

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Imprint: Atlantic Books
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Publication date: 5 Jul 2018
ISBN: 9781786496225

'Quite simply extraordinary... Imagine if Maggie Nelson, Daphne du Maurier and Daniel Defoe collaborated.' Sarah Perry, author of The Essex Serpent

4 stars out of 5
Hermione Eyre
5 Dec 2018

"a zingy romp that is also a hard-won account of how it feels to change gender "

Revisionism is taken to new extremes in this novel, a jeux d’esprit that reimagines the popular 18th-century criminal and jail-breaker Jack Sheppard as transgender.... The overall effect is zany, experimental and unmistakably 2018... The author continually teases and rebuffs prurient interest, providing a marbled page, a la Tristram Shandy, instead of the graphic bodily illustration the publisher supposedly demands. Rosenberg has created an 18th-century riddle wrapped in a 21st-century enigma. Anyone with a head for postmodern heights will revel in it.