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Fox and I: an uncommon friendship

Fox and I: an uncommon friendship (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Raven, Catherine

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A solitary woman's inspiring, moving, surprising, and often funny memoir about the transformative power of her unusual friendship with a wild fox. Catherine Raven left home at 15, fleeing an abusive father and an indifferent mother. Drawn to the natural world, she worked as a ran...ger in national parks, at times living in her run-down car on abandoned construction sites, or camping on a piece of land in Montana she bought from a colleague. She managed to put herself through college and then graduate school, eventually earning a PhD in biology. Yet she never felt at home with people, and eventually built a house on her remote plot, and, except when teaching, spoke to no one. One day, she realised that a wild fox that had been appearing at her house was coming by every day precisely at 4.15. He became a regular visitor, eventually sitting near her as she read to him from The Little Prince or Dr Seuss. Her scientific training had taught her not to anthropomorphise animals, but as she grew to know him, his personality revealed itself - and he became her friend. But friends cannot always save each other from the uncontained forces of nature. Though this is a story of survival, it is also a poignant and dramatic tale of living in the wilderness and coping with inevitable loss. This uplifting, fable-like true story about the friendship between a solitary woman and a wild fox not only reveals the power of friendship and our interconnectedness with the natural world, but is an original, imaginative, and beautiful work that introduces a stunning new voice.
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ISBN 9781922310835
Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781922310835
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 3 Aug 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Raven, Catherine
Category Popular Science
Animal Behaviour
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Wild Animals
Australian
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 384g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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