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The Snow Fox One thousand years ago, chaos loosed itself upon Japan, upending an era in which the arts flourished At the dawn of 250 years of civil war, in the opulent court of Lord Norimasa, the beautiful but cruel poet Lady Utsu wages war with men s hearts and holds the fearsome lord and his devoted samurai Matsuhito in her thrall As the two men raze Japan s landscape in futile battles for unity, Utsu falls for Matsuhito even as Lord Norimasa continues to love her The epic romance of Utsu and Matsuhito resumes itself decades later, when they meet as vagrants so transformed by time that they no longer recognize each other they are reunited through their mystical connection to a pair of snow foxes that are their only company in the Japanese wilderness The heartbreaking story of their renewed love is fraught by the Japanese concept of mono no aware life s ephemeral nature that weighs on the lovers Reading group guide included. Download The Snow Fox by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer – wildweaves.co.uk

Download The Snow Fox– wildweaves.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • The Snow Fox
  • Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • English
  • 01 March 2017
  • 0393326527

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  1. I am always hesitant about starting long books by an author that I do not know, because I have a sometimes regrettable need to finish every single book that I begin, no matter what And if a very long book is awful from the beginning, I just know that I ll have to torture myself through the rest of it The Snow Fox was such a book.It is the scattered, odd story of a coldly beautiful woman, Lady Utsu, in medieval Japan, and the men who love and obsess over her Lord Norimasa longs to possess her I am always hesitant about starting long books by an author that I do not know, because I have a sometimes regrettable need to finish every single book that I begin, no matter what And if a very long book is awful from the beginning, I just know that I ll have to torture myself through the rest of it The Snow Fox was such a book.It is the scattered, odd story of a coldly beautiful woman, Lady Utsu, in medieval Japan, and the men who love and obsess over her Lord Norimasa longs to possess her, while Matsuhito spends...

  2. This is a strange and beautiful book It s definitely not for everyone I can see the slow pacing, the odd movement through time, and the deliberate simplicity of the writing style putting some readers off For me, however, it worked really well I found it gorgeous and heartbreaking It has love and death and war and poetry and tragedy and humanity, and I loved the characters.I was initially a bit wary of reading a historical novel about Japan by an American author, for fear that it would be ex This is a strange and beautiful book It s definitely not for everyone I can see the slow pacing, the odd movement through time, and the delibe...

  3. After a nearly 6 month hiatus, I finally picked up where I d left off in Susan Fromberg Schaeffer s evocative novel, The Snow Fox I m left sort of speechless about it I have very little to say, even though while reading it my thoughts were boundless It s an excellent portrait of feudal Japan, and does not come across as written from an American perspective Rather than seeming like a Western exploration of the exotic East, it feels, much of the time, as if it was translated, thought for thoug After a nearly 6 month hiatus, I finally picked up where I d left off in Susan Fromberg Schaeffer s evocative novel, The Snow Fox I m left sort of speechless about it I have very little to say, even though while reading it my thoughts were boundless It s an excellent portrait of feudal Japan, and does not come across as written from an American perspective Rather than seeming like a Western exploration of the exotic East, it feels, much of the time, as if it was translated, thought for thought, from original Japanese, and retains many of the mysterious qualit...

  4. I found this book at the Chester, CA library I hadn t heard of Schaeffer She was a professor at Brooklyn College, University of Chicago and the author of 14 novels 1970 2006 , plus books of poetry and short stories published by Knopf and Simon Schuster She always takes a time and place that she knows nothing about, researches it and starts her novel Snow Fox, set in sixteenth century Japan seems way out of her realm However, for those who long forMurasaki s Tale of the Genji I found this book at the Chester, CA library I hadn t heard of Schaeffer She was a professor at Brooklyn College, University of Chicago and the author of 14 novels 1970 2006 , plus books of poetry and short stories published by Knopf and Simon Schuster She always takes a time and place that she knows nothing about, researches it and starts her novel Snow Fox, set in sixteenth century Japan seems way out of her realm However...

  5. This book was wonderful, lyrical and mystical at the same time Definitely going to readof her books.

  6. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book was the first historical novel I read that was set in Japan I ve read some contemporary set books set in Japan, but this was defiantly a first for me At first I was a little unsure if I liked this book or not However, I avoided judging until I read the last page and was done I then let my mind think and work out what I just read It was an amazing love story and one that will always stay with me At first I was irritated with how the author wrote the story She jumped to different This book was the first historical novel I read that was set in Japan I ve read some contemporary set books set in Japan, but this was defiantly a first for me At first I was a little unsure if I liked this book or not However, I avoided judging until I read the last page and was done I then let my mind think and work out what I just read It was an amazing love story and one that will always stay with me At first I was irritated with how the author wrote the story She jumped to different points in time without warning I would find myself...

  7. A little confusing at times with the changing of the time periods but, otherwise an excellent novel A story that was as beautiful as the ending, which was rather unexpected for me It seemed less like a portrayal of ...

  8. When I first bought this book, I couldn t put it down I think I blew through the first half of it in one night There s something in the storytelling that s both minimalist and overwhelming, and for a reas...

  9. Like other historical Japanese novels I ve read, this one tediously focuses on mundane activities in great detail It took six pages for a woman to wash her hair I couldn t take the characters bursting out into poetry at odd intervals as if they were in some kind of...

  10. This book was really atmospheric I got the sense of a traditional Japanese story with the way everything was described and the sentiments expressed At times a bit repetitive but I was satisfied with the ending.