Helen Oyeyemi is the author of the magical Mr. Fox, a book about a writer who can’t stop killing the women in his books. Until, that is, one of them shows up and turns him into the subject of the story.

Mr. Fox is strange and wonderful and probably not to everyones taste. It is, if anything, a perfect example of a “writer’s novel”, a book where other writers will marvel at Oyeyemi’s skill and enjoy the book for the sake of the craft that went into it.