Fox 8, a novella by George Saunders

Fox 8 is an illustrated (line drawings by Chelsea Cardinal) story whose protagonist is a talking fox.

Saunders is a huge favorite of mine. His stories are emotionally compelling, darkly humorous, and wokely-smart. Formerly  a geophysical engineer, he has published four collections of short stories, the novel Lincoln in the Bardo (for which he won the Booker Prize), and a beautiful commencement speech: “Congratulations, by the Way – Some Thoughts on Kindness.”