How to Be Human

How to Be Human

Book - 2017
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"One hot summer's night, Mary comes home from a midnight ramble to find her neighbours' baby Flora lying on her back doorstep, desperately vulnerable on the concrete in her little white sleep suit. Has Mary, in her confusion and misery, stolen the baby from next door? Has Michelle, the baby's mother, left her there in her acute state of post-natal depression? Or was she brought to Mary as a gift by the fox who is increasingly coming to dominate her life? Off work with an undisclosed illness and intimidated by the presence of her ex-boyfriend, Mark, who has moved out but is never far away, Mary becomes progressively obsessed with the magnificent fox who is always in her garden--even as her relationship with her neighbours deteriorates and she becomes more and more isolated. First she sees him wink at her; then he brings her presents and shares her garden rug; and finally she invites him into her house. As the boundaries between the domestic and the wild blur, and the neighbours set out to exterminate the fox, it is unclear if Mary will save the fox, or the fox save Mary ..."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto :, Viking,, 2017
ISBN: 9780143199229
Branch Call Number: F COC
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 21 cm


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