The Fox’s Tower and Other Tales by Yoon Ha Lee

Enter a world of magic and myth, where foxes fall in love and robots build their own dragons. In The Fox’s Tower and Other TalesNew York Times bestselling author Yoon Ha Lee crafts together short and moving stories of love, adventure, magic, and nature. With poetic language and intricate world building, readers will be whisked away to a different adventure with every new story. Full of fascinating creatures and LGBT+ romances, this flash fiction collection combines the classic with the contemporary in Yoon’s captivating style. 

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I received a copy of this book from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.

Review:

Yoon Ha Lee is one of my auto-read authors and I’ve adored his other short story collections, Conservation of Shadows and Hexarchate Stories. What I didn’t realize going in is that this is a collection of flash fiction tales, short myths and fables told with a fairy-tale-like quality, but written with Lee’s scientific, queer-inclusive charm. There are foxes who dream of becoming scientists, robots who build dragons, and queer romances, and talking animals of all kinds. The collection itself is quite short, perhaps only an hour or two read, with stories ranging from 1-3 pages, but each one acts as the perfect short pick-me-up during a quick break! My favorites pieces include ‘The Fox’s Tower’, ‘The Dragon Festival’, and ‘The Youngest Fox’. Overall, I rate this a 4/5.


Publication Date: 5 October 2021
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Format: eBook, ARC
Pages: 112
Word Count: N/A
ISBN: 1524868132 
Buy It Here: Amazon | Google Books | Barnes and Nobles | Goodreads

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